Icebox Cookies, also known as Refrigerator Cookies, are called so because the dough is first refrigerated before baking it. Icebox cookies are also known as slice-and-bake cookies because the refrigerated dough is sliced prior to baking. Drop Cookies, such as Chocolate Chip Cookies and Rolled cookies, like Sugar Cookies, may also be considered icebox cookies. Grocery stores sell both kinds in the form of refrigerated cookie dough. Personally, I prefer to refrigerate both doughs prior to baking. A cooler dough helps control the spreading of the cookies while baking.
Keep in mind, cookie dough that can be refrigerated can also be frozen. I love to keep various cookie doughs on hand in my freezer. I can just pull-out what I need, and bake them straight from the freezer.
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