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Buttermilk Spice Crisps

 Buttermilk Spice Crisps
These cookies were a Christmas tradition for one of the families in my childhood church. I looked forward to caroling at their house because we were rewarded with one of these tasty morsels!
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon each ground allspice, ground cloves and ground nutmeg


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon,
  • allspice, cloves and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture
  • and mix well. Shape into two 9-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased
  • baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 151 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.