Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies

“I treasure my mother’s recipe for these comforting cookie pillows. The tender treats are topped with thick frosting and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.” —Jane Darling, Simi Valley, California

Mom's Buttermilk Cookies
Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies
Mom’s Buttermilk Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
36cookies 20minutes 10minutes/batch + cooling
Servings Prep Time
36cookies 20minutes
Cook Time
10minutes/batch + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Spread over cookies; if desired, sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 135 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.