Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Buttermilk Cookies


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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