Buttermilk Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
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  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • 3 Tbsp. butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, opt.


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 inches 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 frosting, combine butter, sugar, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Frost cookies; sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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