Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You gotta get you some!

Blessed with Grace
It's Tuesday so that means it's time for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday! I also had every intention of participating in DIY Day over at Kimba's Blog but alas, I was too lazy over the weekend and did not get ANY of my projects done but I still think you should check out all of the inspiration over there once you're done visiting all of the yummy goodness over at Lisa's Blogging "neck of the woods".

It's time for me to start thinking about the goodies I want to have ready for the Christmas boxes I send out each year. While I was home trying not to infect anyone a week or two ago, I decided to give this recipe a shot. Let me just say, I was not disappointed!! Holy smokes are these cookies fabulous! I took the extra step of grating just a touch of lemon zest into the frosting and next time I think a touch of lemon zest will go into the dough as well just to see what happens. Try these! You will not regret it!

This recipe comes from Tina over at Mommy's Kitchen. If you're looking for some "foodie inspiration" you really need to check her Blog out!

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For the frosting, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, milk or buttermilk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Frost the cookies;



Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to try one...when can I expect that box to arrive?? LOLOL!!! they look yummy!! if we lived close I'm afraid you would totally fatten me up with all of your domesticity! BTW...needing prayers today...I think it's all starting to hit me...or the numbness is wearing off!?!

Love ya,

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love to bake with buttermilk. I have never made buttermilk cookies. This will be a first for me. THANKS!!! Geri

Red said...

Never heard of Buttermilk cookies! I love to bake cookies especially at the holidays and give them as gifts!

I'll try these!

Thanks for sharing

marti @ forkingit.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

These sound so delicious !!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks like some good cookies.

Brenda said...

I've never had these before but they look great!