Buttermilk Sugar Cookies


Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

Buttermilk Sugar Cookies
Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

"Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies are classic sugar cookies with the addition of buttermilk for an extra soft, pillowy texture. It’s a family favorite frosted sugar cookie recipe that you’ve got to try! These are easily one of the best sugar cookies I’ve ever tasted! They’re soft and pillow-like and they have the most amazing flavor. I’ve taken them to several family gatherings and parties now and they disappear lightening fast. Try them, you’ll love them."


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time10 min


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream together butter and sugars for 1 minute. Add in egg, buttermilk and vanilla and mix again until smooth.

  2. Combine dry ingredients and add 1/2 to the mixing bowl. Mix, then add the other half. Dough will be softer and stickier than normal cookie dough. Cover and let cool in fridge for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  4. Scoop out about 1.5 to 2 TBSP of cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Pat the tops of each dough ball to smooth edges. Bake for 9-10 minutes and let cool for an additional 2 minutes on the cookie sheet.

  5. Transfer to a cooling rack. Once fully cool, frost with about 1 TBSP of vanilla buttercream per cookie. Add sprinkles to the top of the frosting, if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container.


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