Going to Great-Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies

Going to Great-Grandma's Buttermilk Cookies: Cozycakes Cottage

Munchie and I visited her great-grandma a few days ago to take her grocery shopping and enjoy dinner with her.  We wanted to bring great-gran a sweet treat (her favorite kind of treat) and Munchie decided on my old-fashioned buttermilk cookies because she thought they’d be a “good snack for after pizza.”  They resemble a sugar cookie, but are much more cake-like.  I like to top them with only a scant teaspoon of frosting and take them with tea or coffee.  But then I pretty much take any baked good with tea or coffee.  😉

Going to Great-Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies

Going to Great-Grandma's Buttermilk Cookies
 
These are an old-fashioned cookie very much like a sugar cookie. This recipe makes several dozen small cookies. I usually get at least 5 dozen out of a batch. They freeze well so no need to worry about the quantity.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • •3½ cups flour
  • •1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • •3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • •1/4 tsp. salt
  • •3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • •1 cup sugar
  • •1/2 cup brown sugar
  • •2 eggs
  • •1 tsp. lemon zest
  • •2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (I use Meyer)
  • •1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • Glaze:
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • •2 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • •1 Tbsp. whole milk
  • •1/2 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (or lightly butter) as this cookie likes to stick to the sheets. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand-mixer (a hand-mixer works, too), cream the softened butter and sugars (about 2 minutes). Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla; mix just until combined. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture. Mix until combined (do not over-mix).
  2. Drop small amounts of dough on baking sheets (I use a large teaspoon to do this so my dough amounts are about a tablespoon in size). Bake for 7 - 10 minutes (mine take about 9 minutes in my oven). Let cool for a couple of minutes then cool on wire baking racks. Move them with care as they are very soft.
  3. Stir together powdered sugar, buttermilk, milk, and vanilla. Spread about a teaspoon onto each cookie when they are still a bit warm. Let glaze set. Enjoy! ♥

 

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10 thoughts on “Going to Great-Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies

  1. I love anything with buttermilk. Anything! I put it in my smoothies!! And these simple little cookies look scrumptious. Yum! Pinning them for later 🙂

  2. I made these cookies yesterday, and I just love them. They are like eating a white cloud. Super moist and a delicate taste of lemon. I used the parchment paper to line the pans like you suggested and the cookies turned out wonderful. No sticking and baked just right.
    My mother stopped in and she was crazy about these cookies and took a couple dozen home……:)

    1. Hi Wendy! I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to come back and share your thoughts on the cookies! I’m so glad they worked out for you! And glad your mom enjoyed them, too–I love how many dozens they make. 🙂 Thank you again, Wendy!

      1. The second message I’m getting from you today and happy as a clam. 🙂 You’re so sweet–thank you so much! XOXOXOXO

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