Friday, September 24, 2010

Recipe: Buttermilk Cookies

On Wednesday's after I drop the girls off at church, I go see my grandmother.  I like to take her some treats for her to enjoy.  She is my test taster when I try something new.  But to be honest, she loves everything that I bring her.  I sometimes think I could bring her chocolate covered grasshoppers and boiled cow tongue and she would still tell me everything tastes! 

This recipe is adapted from a couple of different recipes that I was researching.  I love to bake with buttermilk because you get such a unique flavor.  The end result is a cookie that is very similar to the ones that are topped with that big blob of super sweet icing.  Let's be honest, you know you have bought them before....I do!  I just bought them recently because they were fall inspired with orange icing and fall sprinkles and I gave into my girls because they were going "to die" if they did not get them.

However, now that I have a very close recipe that matches it, I will now be baking them...ok...maybe every now and again I can still be "talked" into getting them.  I decided to forgo the big blob of icing and did a simple glaze instead.  Maybe the next batch I will give it a try.

My grandmother's verdict was that she loved them....see what I mean?


Buttermilk Cookies

3 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment or silpat.  Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.  Set aside.  Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla.  Mix in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, ending with the buttermilk.  Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.  Drop dough by tablespoon full.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until edges and bottoms are very light golden.  Cool on sheets for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

For glaze, whisk all ingredients until smooth and glaze on cooled cookies.  I did a couple of layers of glaze, drying between layers.

Linked to:
  * Designs by Gollum:  Foodie Friday
  * Mommy's Kitchen, Potluck Sunday


  1. I've never seen a recipe for buttermilk cookies. Definitely going to add them to my make soon list.

  2. MMmm, made cookies like this years ago. I think it is time again. Thanks.