Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Buttermilk gives these sugar cookies a tart, irresistible flavor.


Makes about 6 dozen

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


2 cups sugar
2 cups shortening
4 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 16-oz. container butter cream frosting
Optional: colored sugar or sprinkles


Blend together sugar, shortening and eggs. Add vanilla and buttermilk.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into sugar mixture. Add more flour as needed to make a firm dough.

Chill for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters; place on greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. Let cool. Frost and decorate as desired.

Meri Hebert , Cheboygan, MI,

101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes,

Gooseberry Patch

March 2011