Buttermilk Cookies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Natalie Tamminga

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@ntamminga

Try mixing in some Nutella with the frosting to make a yummy hazelnut frosting.


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Serves:

makes 3 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

BUTTERMILK COOKIES:

1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
buttermilk

CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/4 c
shortening
1/3 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 c
confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the cookies: in a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
2
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well.
3
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
4
Combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost the cooled cookies. Top with chopped nuts if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy