Cookies have to be every ones favorite. You can't go wrong with a cookie. The smell, the tastes, the appeal it really is the best treat. So it was no surprise that I was in the mood again to make homemade cookies. It's a real special occasion at the Butler house you see Monday was the first day of Kindergarten for our youngest son Carson. I wanted to make something special for him because he is doing so well. I know he loves cookies so I thought these Buttermilk Cookies would be perfect.
These cookies baked up so soft and cake like, they smelled wonderful. Be careful and watch them closely. I had to toss out the first tray because they burned on the bottom. I assumed the cookies would get a bit darker on top so I was surprised when the top was light and the bottom was burnt. Bake these cookie on the top rack of you oven just till they get golden brown on the edges. They will still be a bit light in color on top but they are definitely done. Let them cool and frost those babies up.
My kids loved them!!!!! they ate every last one and are already asking for me to make more. I used milk in the frosting ingredients, but next time i am using buttermilk. I didn't want to overwhelm the cookies with to much of a buttermilk flavor the first round. They really are good I think they would be a nice treat during the holidays. You can use various colors of sprinkles and they would be so pretty. Carson said they looked like cookie clouds. He loved them and that's all that matters. My baby is a big boy now!!!! Today when i dropped him off at school he kissed my arm and said bye mommy!!!!!!! ugh I am sad and happy. He did tell me though school is not the same. I asked Carson why? he told me because I wasn't there. Awweee I gotta make this boy some more cookies.
These are the ingredients you will need.
Flour, sugar, butter, one egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk amd regular milk
ummmm cookie batter!!!! only the best thing in the world. This is the point that my daughter Mackenzie and I couldn't help but to taste it and taste it and taste it.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. I pressed the dough down just a bit so they wouldn't bake up like balls.
Bake at 350 - 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. That time might vary you really need to watch the cookies so they don't burn.
I know they just look really plain and simple but those are the best recipes sometimes. I can see why Carson says they look like cookie clouds they really kind of do. They taste like a old fashioned tea cake.
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
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. Frost the cookies;
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