Classic Buttermilk Cookies

Melissa Williamson


My family and friends loves my cookies and I make them for Christmas and holidays and parties. They are so delicious and tasty.

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3 dozen


40 Min


10 Min


large eggs
1 3/4 c
granulated sugar
2/3 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
(2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
chopped walnuts
4 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

Place eggs in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set at medium speed until frothy.
Add granulated sugar, buttermilk, baking soda and butter in order listed, beating continually. Stir in lemon extract, vanilla extract and nutmeg. Stir in walnuts. Stir in enough of the flour to make a soft dough.

Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut with a cookie cutter. Transfer to baking sheets using a spatula.

Bake the cookies until the edges are lightly golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand to cool for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks. Sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar. Let stand to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy