Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Buttermilk Cookies

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I made these for the 4th of July, they were good and yesterday I decided to make them again, mostly to use up some remaining buttermilk I had.  Again, I followed a recipe that I found here at Allrecipes.  The only thing I did different was add one tablespoon fresh lemon juice to the cookie dough when adding the buttermilk.  Last time I made them I'd made the icing slightly lemony and we really liked it, so I decided to bump up the lemon a little more.  But I must say that these cookies are great without it.  I actually kind of like the buttermilk flavor and adding the lemon takes that a way a bit, you just taste more lemon than buttermilk.  Still, either way, they are good.  These are a soft, cakey cookie.  The recipe on Allrecipes has a frosting that you could make and then the cookies are sprinkled with chopped nuts.  I have yet to try them that way as I really like this glaze I made and drizzle over the top, then sprinkle them with colorful sprinkles.  The kids love them that way, too!  We're talking sprinkles here.  I wouldn't doubt if sometimes my boys dream about sprinkles.  They especially love it when I let them have the sprinkle container and they get to do it themselves.  Here is what I used to make the glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons softened butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

2-3 tablespoons milk (water would work fine)

Mix all together until smooth and drizzles easily from spoon.  I put mine in a pastry bag with a small round tip and pipe it onto the cookies.  Then sprinkles the cookies with colorful candy sprinkles. 

I've been trying to make cookies small and made a few of these to see how they would work really small.  I love seeing plates full of lots of little cookies.  These worked great and I will make more smaller ones next time.  You could color the icing glaze to match different occasions or use sprinkles for specific holidays. 

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1 comment:

Veronica Segura said...

Love this recipe – the easiest way to make really great biscuits. These cookies are amazing! I made them with half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of lemon extract. The cookies spread and rise very quickly, so just make sure they are spread apart enough. Also, to make aesthetically pleasing cookies, just put some flour on your hands to make circles out of the dough.


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