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Mom's Buttermilk Cookies

 Mom's Buttermilk Cookies
Jane Darling of Simi Valley, California shares her mother's recipe for these comforting "cookie pillows". The tender treats are jazzed up with thick frosting and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

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

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Mom's Buttermilk Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vanilla in a bowl; beat until smooth. Frost the cookies; sprinkle
  • with chopped walnuts if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 268 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.