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I love, love, love sugar cookies. So, when I found this recipe several years back, my search for the best was over! The key ingredient is the buttermilk (and tasty frosting). This is my most requested recipe for all events I attend. Make these and you will be eating them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner … so, be careful!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until somewhat smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Mix well. Add the buttermilk to make the dough soft, not wet.
Roll into medium/small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake until done. How do you like that? After about 12 minutes, check them. Wait until the edges barely start to show a golden color, which could take up to 15 minutes, or so. (To be honest, I can’t remember how long to cook them. There, I said it.)
Remove from the oven and let them rest on the cookie sheet for several minutes. Then let cool on wire racks or a towel. Frost with yummy buttercream frosting (combine frosting ingredients until smooth). Go easy on the frosting because the cookie is already pretty sweet. I like doing a little squiggle.
A picture tutorial of this recipe can be found at the related blog post.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!