Saturday, November 5, 2011

Buttermilk Cookies






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There are altogether too few cookies being baked in the Windy Poplars kitchen! It is time to remedy this problem. Yesterday I looked in the fridge and saw some buttermilk that I needed to use up. I typed buttermilk cookies into google, and came up with this great recipe. They take no time to make, the house smells divine, and the cookies are delicious! Honestly, these are some of the best cookies I've tasted.


Buttermilk Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

In the mixer, beat the butter till light. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla and continue blending.

In separate bowl, sift together flour, soda, and salt.

Turn down the speed of the mixer, and add the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk.

Drop onto greased cookie sheets, and bake in preheated 375º F. oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cooling racks.

Frost with a buttercream frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar
enough milk to make it smooth

The batter is delicious

as are the cookies!

27 comments:

  1. OMG, yum. These look so good. I bet they're not overly sweet but rich with a bit of tang.

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  2. Beth, you are always so great to come and visit every participant. Thanks. It means a lot. My advice - make these cookies soon! You will love them.

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  3. Oh, they look super yummy! And they sound rather easy, too.

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  4. They are perfect in both ways, Rikki!

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  5. those look so good.
    ..and there can never be enough cookies, can there?

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  6. That's right, Caite, and there haven't been enough around here lately!

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  7. Hey Nan!

    Buttermilk in the fridge? Make cookies with them, of course!
    I like the way that you think!

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  8. Yeah, Kay, I was kinda pleased myself. :<)

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  9. Buttermik = Cookies? Really? I will have to try it to believe it. They sure do look good.

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  10. yum, and good for you, making use of something that was about to expire.

    I need to get one of those small cookie scoops; smart for portion/quality control :)

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  11. I wouldn't say no to a plateful of these right now - they'd be the perfect dessert to the potato zucchini gratin we just had for dinner :-)

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  12. These would be a big hit I'm sure with my daughter who loves cookies but loathes all things chocolate. I'm going to give her the recipe, thanks!
    It looks like these would be chewy, or on the softer side -- we love our cookies chewy rather than crisp around here.

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  13. I must try this recipe! I've been wondering..."Windy Poplars." Are you a lover of the Anne books?

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  14. I don't think I have come across cookies that use buttermilk. They must be very tender.

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  15. They look yummy. Do you think they'd taste as lovely without the frosting? I'm not a big fan.

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  16. Mmmm... This looks wonderful. I can't have any, but it looks good on line.

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  17. Nom! Cookies! I actually baked some cookies myself this weekend. It has been ages since I last did that.

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  18. Oh how I wish I had one of those cookies right now to go with my coffee! This recipe is one I will have to try! Thanks for sharing it!

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  19. Margot, they are really wonderful. Perhaps the buttermilk makes them soft?

    Dawn, there's going to be another buttermilk recipe coming up later today.:<)
    And I love my cookie batter scoop.

    Librarian, perfect dessert or perfect breakfast. :<)

    The Book Girl, I like chocolate but I'm not so wild for it that all my cookies and cakes have to be chocolate. If you click on the 'recipes' tab under the blog header photo, and then 'cookies and candy' you'll find some others your daughter might like. They are quite soft, even though they look kinda crunchy.

    Nice little poem for the day, Gnoe! :<)

    Pam, yes! And I still have my childhood copy of Anne of Windy Poplars. We live on a windy hill and have many poplars, so it seemed perfect! Thanks for asking.

    Heather, they do have a lightness to them.

    Les, they'd be fine, but they are really great with the frosting. I love buttercream frosting. :<)

    Kay, sorry. :<(

    Uniflame, I fully intend to make them more often! You, too??

    Beth, hope you enjoy them!

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  20. These do look yummy. I do the googling ingredients thing also. There's a pint of cream in my refrigerator that needs a recipe. Soup or scones?

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  21. Oh, Peaceful Reader, always scones over soup. :<) Or a cake with whipped cream frosting, or whipped cream on chocolate mousse!

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  22. Buttermilk cookies! How amazing. I will try these for sure. Thanks!

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  23. They are, Staci!

    I so hope you do, Peggy!

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  24. They look great - but have to share - your orange cookies - are my favorite and baked real often :)

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  25. Ernestine, I'm SO happy you like them! I should make them again, and soon.

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