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Buttermilk Sugar Cookies - Happy Easter bunnies!

I copied this recipe out of the local newspaper over 20 years ago and I make these cookies for almost every holiday. We like 'em with or without frosting but the decorating is what makes 'em special.

Buttermilk Sugar Cookies - Happy Easter bunnies!

Buttermilk Sugar Cookies - Happy Easter bunnies!


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Frosting, make your own or use canned
Tinted sugar, decorations, etc.


Cream the sugar with the butter, then add the egg an vanilaa. Sift together the flour, backing soda & salt in a separate bowl. Add the buttermilk, alternating with the dry ingredients. I usually mix in the last bit of flour by hand. Wrap up the cookie dough and refrigerate for a few hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness, depending on how thick & soft you like your cookies. Cut with cookie cutters and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Let the cookies cool just a few minutes on the cookies sheets then move them with a spatula to a cooling rack. After the cookies are completely cool frost and decorate for the holiday or occassion.

Cocoangel Cocoangel 5 years 25 weeks
Unsalted butter.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 5 years 25 weeks
Salted or unsalted butter?
Cocoangel Cocoangel 8 years 2 weeks
bizzybee you make me laugh! Your park bunny wanted to join the fun. These sugar cookies are especially good frosted with chocolate icing so you can have brown bunnies!
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years 2 weeks
OH! So you did make the cookies pictured with the tarts. Even though Easter has come and gone, I want to make these cookies! Guess what? I saw a brown bunny in the park the other day. Birds? Yes. Squirrels? Yes. Dogs and puppies? Yes. Bunny?! What? He seemed to be ok and was sunning him self but it was odd to see him hanging out in a city park. I shall make these cookies in honor of him. And I'm also a fan of the chewy sugar cookie so thanks Coco!
mominator mominator 8 years 9 weeks
Thanks cocoangel.
Cocoangel Cocoangel 8 years 9 weeks
I describe these as soft but if you frost them quickly they do take on a chewy consistency. The buttermilk really helps them to not be hard cookies. Hope you like 'em!
mominator mominator 8 years 9 weeks
I love sugar cookies. Are these the hard cookies or the chewey sugar cookies? I am looking for a great chewey sugar recipe.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years 10 weeks
very cute easter idea, thnx for sharing!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years 10 weeks
very cute :D
karmasabitch karmasabitch 8 years 10 weeks
So cute!!!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years 10 weeks
So cute! And they also look really good!