Friday, April 3, 2009

Frosted Buttermilk Cookies

These cookies are some of the easiest I've ever made. Good thing too. The batch I made yesterday was already gone by evening, so my kids and their neighborhood friends requested more. I made another batch today and gave them to the neighbors. It was fun and everyone was happy!
Another way to make these is to add strawberry extract instead of the vanilla. This makes them taste like Strawberry shortcake. Keep the icing the same. It's too delicious to change!

Frosted Buttermilk Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and slowly incorporate. Add the buttermilk and mix until just combined.


Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool 5 minutes then move to wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

3 tablespoons softened butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
In a bowl, combine ingredients. Beat until soft and creamy, adding milk a few drops at a time, if needed until spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

“A quarrel is like buttermilk, once it's out of the churn; the more you shake it, the more sour it grows"
-Irish Saying

2 comments:

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

I love that quote about the buttermilk!

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sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks!