Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cookies

You can't go wrong with a cookie! The smell, the taste, the appeal it really is the best treat. Monday was a special day at our house ............ it was the first day of Kindergarten for our youngest son Carson. I wanted to make something special for him because he's doing so well in school and he loves cookies, so I thought these Buttermilk Cookies would be a nice treat. 

I found some buttermilk on sale at the grocery store. $1.00 for a half gallon, that's really a steal for buttermilk. Normally when I find buttermilk on clearance I bag it up and store in the freezer for recipes such as this one. 

Buttermilk freezes really well and I love having it on hand for cookies, pancakes and buttermilk pie. I found this cookie recipe online and it peaked my interest. I knew the cookies had to be tender and soft. This recipe calls for simple old fashioned ingredients which are my favorite kind of recipes. 

These cookies baked up so soft and cake like and 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. Make sure the cool completely before frosting. All of my kids loved the cookies especially my cookie monster Carson. 

They are already asking me to make them again. This time, I used regular milk in the frosting, but next time I'm going to use buttermilk. I didn't want to overwhelm the cookies with to much of a buttermilk flavor until I tested the recipe. Carson told me 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'm so sad and happy all at the same time. He did tell me though school is not the same. I asked Carson why? he told me because I wasn't there. Awweee I think I am going to have to make that sweet boy some more cookies.

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. 



Oh Tina, you are so sweet. I wish we lived closer. Can you imagine the amazing dinners we would make? Buttermilk Cookies are right up my alley. Cookies and cupcakes, my favorite sweets to have. I love this recipe. Thanks for the great post (as always) and I'll talk to you again soon.
Stephanie said…
Those look so yummy! Congrats to Carson for starting kindergarten - what a big step!
RecipeGirl said…
These look delicious! I always seem to have unused buttermilk sitting on my fridge shelf.

I made cookies for my little guy's first week of school too, and then I packaged them up in little ziplocs so he could enjoy them for a week or so in lunches!
Tina Butler said…
Hi Teresa I wish we lived closer as well. Oh the fun we would have. We could do something chocolate ummm.

Hi Stephanie those cookies were yummy. A big step for my big boy. He was so happy with the cookies.

Lori I would of loved to pack a few in Carsons lunch for the week. But my kiddos ate all of them so fast. I guess they liked them. I am going to make more per their request. I still have more buttermilk left. Ü
Live.Love.Eat said…
Congrats for the big step in starting kindergarten. That will be my little guy next year and I'm scared. These cookies look awesome!!!!
I LOVE homemade mac and cheese, and there's nothing I love more than good cookies made with REAL butter. They look YUMMY!
VG said…
Hi Tina

Great cookies...another recipe for the cookie pot.

BTW, You have been TAGGED. Please check out my ‘Stop Food Waste’ post. Hope you will participate.

Regards, VG.
Anonymous said…
I made these last night and they are SO yummy. I had to cut everyone in the family off after three each, just so we could start over and have three more this morning!

Thanks for the hint about not leaving them in too long. Mine looked completely raw but the bottom was brown, so on your advice I took them out of the oven. I thought they were ruined, but they turned out to be absolutely perfect!!

I had leftover icing so I'll make more tomorrow for this week's school lunches!
Tina Butler said…
Tammy I am so glad they worked out for you. YEAH!!!! so glad you took my advice. I didnt know that until I made them the first time and i burned the first batch. LOL so i only had a bit over a dozen and the kids wiped them out. I loved the frosting. I have to make some more this week.
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Tina Butler said…
Hi Susanne thanks for stopping by. I would love to visit you site but I dont have the web address. If you could send me your blog addy i would love to see it.
Maria♥ said…
Hi Tina

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!

These Buttermilk cookies look so delish and I will be making these very soon ;o)

I have added you to my list of blog.

ArmyWife4Jesus said…
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ArmyWife4Jesus said…
I love your blog, Tina! My husband and I just made Paula's Ultimate Coffee Cake and I can't wait to have breakfast in the morning :) I can never get my husband in the kitchen and he had so much fun because the recipe was so simple, but looks great. We are newlyweds and rarely get to eat together because he is always gone on the road --he is in a Christian band called Leeland. When he is home, I want to make sure he gets a good meal at home because he eats at a lot of restaurants and catering on on the road. When we have our own kids, I want the kitchen to be the center of our home....my mom rarely cooked with me growing up because of her job, so I am still learning in the kitchen...thanks for the great recipe posts. Your kids are darling :) God bless.
Tina Butler said…
Aprelle, thank you so much for the nice words. Just keep cooking and you will get so much better. I used to be a awful cook the more i did it the better i got, now I have a love for cooking like no other. Learning to cook is a important part of growing up. Like i said i wasnt the best but my mom made me what i am today.
Phyllis said…
Tina..Your Recipes are right up my alley. I have found more here than in any cookbooks. I love trying all of your recipes! I love your Site!
Tina Butler said…
Thank you Phyllis. And thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment. ((hugs))
Unknown said…
Add brown sugar and chocolate chips for soft batch chocolate chip cookies
Anonymous said…
These are delicious, so light and fluffy! I was looking for a way to use up leftover buttermilk. I used half whole wheat flour, didn't press them down and didn't even make the frosting and they are still a perfect, slightly sweet snack. Can imagine they would be extra delicious with it. Would be great to have with tea or coffee in the afternoon. I love almond extract and wonder how they would be with almond extract. Thank you for the recipe.
Anonymous said…
can i add some lemon extract to the cookie dough? if so how much should i use