Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

  2. 2 cups sugar

  3. 3 eggs

  4. 5 cups all-purpose flour

  5. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  8. 1 cup buttermilk


  10. 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

  11. 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  12. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  13. 3 tablespoons milk

  14. Food coloring

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Using a floured spatula, place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Add food coloring if desired. Frost the cookies.


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