THE SWEET TOOTH:
Need a quick dessert for your next neighborhood soiree? These simple, oh-so-easy-to-make cookies are always a hit. Pillow-y, light-as-air cookies serve as a great base for any of your favorite icings and can be tailored for year-round holidays. Not to mention, they’re a cinch to make with Kid A, so a built in kid-friendly activity.
2 cups sugar + ½ lb unsalted butter + 2 eggs + 1 tsp vanilla + 5 cups flour + 1 cup buttermilk + 1 T baking soda dissolved in 1 T warm water
- Preheat oven 350
- Mix cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs
- Add vanilla
- Add flour, buttermilk, baking soda, alternating, ending with flour
- Spoon onto sheet pans
- Bake 10 – 15 min until golden around the edges
¼ pound unsalted butter + 3 cups confectioners’ sugar + 1 tsp vanilla extract + 3 T milk
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add vanilla and milk
- Spread onto cooled cookies
While I am classically trained by The French Culinary Institute, let me be clear – you don’t need to be John Q. Pastry Chef to make and enjoy this cookie.