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classic buttermilk cookies

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a recipe by
Lisa Johnson
Macon, GA

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

★★★★★ 1
serves 3 dozen
prep time 40 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For classic buttermilk cookies

  • 2
    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

How To Make classic buttermilk cookies

  • 1
    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.