Mom's Buttermilk Cookies

Mom's Buttermilk Cookies

"Jane Darling of Simi Valley, California shares her mother's recipe for these comforting 'cookie pillows'. The tender treats are jazzed up with thick frosting and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts."
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30 m servings
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  1. 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.
  2. For the frosting, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Frost the cookies; sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

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  1. 33 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

These were very good--the only thing that I found was that using 1/4 cup milk made the frosting too thin--next time I would decrease the milk used for the frosting

Most helpful critical review

Absolutely NO flavor :/ Fluffy though

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These were very good--the only thing that I found was that using 1/4 cup milk made the frosting too thin--next time I would decrease the milk used for the frosting

These cookies don't stand a chance with our family ... we love them best hot from the oven. I've never tried the frosted version ... I don't get the chance to frost them. Also WONDERFUL with a c...

Absolutely perfect sugar cookie. Simple goodness. I made them for a recital tea and they were the ideal accompaniment with coffee/tea/punch. I also made a batch with raisins and sprinkled cinna...

These cookies are very soft, but don't have a lot of flavor. Pretty much all you can taste is the frosting. The frosting is pretty good, so that isn't a big problem. Because I made them for my l...

If I could give this more than five stars, I totally would. These just melt in your mouth. I don't know why I just added it and never made it for so long. When I made the frosting, instead of p...

While I actually prefer simple drop cookies when baking ('cuz I'm lazy like that), I have to say I am more than willing to go the extra step with these cookies. They are absolutely delicious. ...

Pretty good. I had some buttermilk to use up... the cookie is cake-like, without much flavor by itself, but good texture. Since it's cakelike, it starts to get soggy if you leave it in an airtig...

Got snowed in today & decided to use up my buttermilk. The whole family loved them! Very easy to make & tastes great! I used cinnamon sugar instead of icing & everyone said they taste better t...

I thought these would be boring and flavorless, but they are soft and delicious! We dyed the frosting pink and put a few sprinkles on top. If you have buttermilk sitting around, make yourself a ...

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