March 18, 2010

My Dad's Delicious Buttermilk Cookies

So my dad used to give my mom "Sunday Dinners for a YEAR" for Christmas, meaning he would cook Sunday dinners for her. Not only did he cook, but he would go all out researching new recipes. His favorite recipes seemed to always come from little old ladies from the Midwest. It was soo cute to watch my dad do this each week and get so excited (i recommend this to all the husbands out there... it will win you bit points).

(picture of my Cute Mom and Dad)

Anyways... one of the recipes that is still repeated to this day at home is the Buttermilk cookies! My dad would always make them for me on special occasions or if I was home to visit. I have eaten my fair share of them... but FINALLY the other day I decided to make a batch.

So here is the yummy, delicious recipes (that I am sure was inspired by some old midwestern woman).




Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter-softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 buttermilk
Directions:
  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. in a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and light
  3. beat in egg and vanilla
  4. mix in salt and baking soda
  5. mix in flour and buttermilk- alternating between the two to insure better mixing
  6. drop rounded tablespoons full of dough on to a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart (these cookies are not meant to look nice and perfect and round...so just slap the dough on there!)
  7. cook for 10-12 minutes-until outside edges are lightly browned
  8. remove and let cool on racks
Frosting
  • 3 TB. butter- softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Just combine all ingredients together, beat until smooth, and then frost cookies.


These cookies are the BEST hot but are GREAT anytime!

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1 comment:

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