Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Buttermilk Cookies

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk

FROSTING:
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. For the frosting, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, milk or buttermilk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth (you may have to add more milk to get it to the right consistency). Frost the cookies when cooled.

* I found this recipe on Mommy's Kitchen. They were a huge hit with the fam. I ate WAY too many!!

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