A soft buttermilk sugar cookies that is easy and inexpensive to make. The recipe stirs up quickly from just a few ingredients that normally is on hand. This old fashion cookie is soft and very delicious.
The batter is light and fluffy, almost like a pound cake batter. Just drop them by the spoonful on to the cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar. The cookie puffs up and lightly browns on the bottom while baking.
Buttermilk Sugar Cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour all purpose
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 baking soda
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 /2 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with vegetable spray or cover with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl cream shortening and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time on low speed until blended and vanilla. Sift flour with baking powder, salt , soda and cardamom in to a separate bowl. Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk on slow speed until blended.
Drop by the teaspoons full two inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees until light brown around the edges. Don’t over bake so the cookies remain soft. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to a cooling rack.