Buttermilk Cookies

Buttermilk cookies are soft vanilla cookies with a tender, cakey crumb. These buttermilk sugar cookies are topped with a sweet and slightly tangy buttermilk glaze.

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 1:  

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together until well combined.

Step 2:  

In another large bowl, cream the room temperature butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined. On low, beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.

Step 3:  

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, alternating with the buttermilk in this order: dry, buttermilk, dry, buttermilk, dry until just combined.

Step 4:  

Scoop about 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of buttermilk sugar cookie dough onto a the prepared baking sheet. – Bake the cookies for 10 - 12 minutes. The edges will be set. The center will bounce back when gently pressed.

Step 5:  

Remove the cookies from the oven onto a cooling rack or stove top. After 3 minutes, transfer the cookies off the hot baking sheet and onto the cooling rack to cool to room temperature.

Step 6:  

Whisk the buttermilk and vanilla extract into the powered sugar until smooth and well combined. Top each soft buttermilk cookie with the glaze and enjoy!

Step 7:  

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