Double Dark Chocolate Icebox Cookies

A must-have for holiday baking, icebox cookies are so easy and versatile by simply replacing the candy cane for any topping you like.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Makes: 3 1/2 dozen cookies
  • Cook time: 10 min

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 110
  • Potassium* 20 mg
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Carbohydrates 12 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Sodium 55 mg
*Some ingredients used in the analysis do not provide potassium information, so the potassium mg per serving may be undervalued


1 cup / 250 ml
Softened unsalted butter
1 cup / 250 ml
Packed brown sugar
1 tsp / 5 ml
vanilla extract
1/4 cup / 50 ml
EGG Creations! Whole Egg Original, well shaken
1 1/2 cup / 375 ml
all-purpose flour
3/4 cup / 175 ml
Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 tsp / 4 ml
1/4 tsp / 1 ml
baking soda
1/3 cup / 75 ml
35% cream
1 cup / 250 ml
dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp / 15 ml
light corn syrup (optional)
Toppings such as crushed candy canes, toffee bits, toasted slivered almonds, chopped pistachios, sprinkles etc.


  1. Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy; add egg and beat just until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed. Whisk flour with cocoa, salt and baking soda; add to mixer and beat on low until combined.

  2. Divide dough into two portions and place in the centre of sheets of plastic wrap (or wax paper). Use wrap to form the dough into logs, about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) in diameter. Chill for at least 3 hours or up to 1 day.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  4. Slice logs 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick and place, 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie are soft but dry looking all over. Cool completely.

  5. Glaze: Heat cream in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave on Medium power for 30 seconds. Add chips and stir; continue heating on Medium power in 30 second intervals until most of the chips are melted. Stir until smooth. Add corn syrup (if using). Cool to room temperature.

  6. Spoon a scant teaspoon onto each cookie; use back of spoon to spread to edges. Garnish with crushed candy or other toppings as desired. Chill for 30 minutes or until set.


  1. Corn syrup makes the glaze extra glossy and a little easier to spread, but it is optional.

  2. Store undecorated cookies in an airtight container in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Refrigerate decorated cookies for up to 2 days (if stacking, be sure that glaze is fully set). Decorated or undecorated cookies can be layered between sheet of parchment and frozen for up to 1 month.

  3. The glaze can be made in a bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water instead.

  4. Any leftover glaze can be reserved in the fridge and rewarmed to spoon over ice cream or waffles.

This recipe was made with:

Egg Creations Whole Eggs Original

Real whole eggs, a touch of sea salt, and nothing more.

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