Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 9 mins
A sugar cookie that is not too sweet, but deliciously soft! I was served cookies like these by a Mennonite couple, and searched desperately for the recipe until I found this one on a Mennonite cooking website! They've been a big hit wherever I've taken them, and they're a family favourite! I've modified the recipe to have coconut on top, like they were first served to me. If necessary, add an extra 1/4-1/2 cup of flour to keep the dough from being too sticky, and if you don't have buttermilk, use 1 cup milk + 1 tsp. vinegar and let stand for 5 minutes before use. The measurements for the icing are approximate, as I don't usually measure the amounts exactly and they aren't given on the recipe site; make more if you need/like more! Enjoy!
- 236.59 ml shortening
- 354.88 ml sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4.92 ml vanilla
- 236.59 ml buttermilk
- 946.36 ml all-purpose flour
- 22.18 ml baking powder
- 4.92 ml baking soda
- 2.46 ml salt
- 29.58 ml butter or 29.58 ml margarine
- 28.39 ml milk
- 2.46 ml vanilla
- 354.88-473.18 ml icing sugar
- 118.29 ml shredded coconut (optional)
- Cream shortening and sugar together.
- Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Stir flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, into the creamed mixture, until it forms a soft ball. Add extra flour if necessary.
- Cover and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour.
- Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness, cut into circles or desired shapes and place on cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for 9 minute.
- Mix all icing ingredients until mixture is of spreading consistency. Make sure butter/margarine is softened before using. You can also add food colouring if desired!
- When cookies are cool, ice with icing.
- Sprinkle coconut on tops as desired.
Had a great time making (as well as sharing!) these wonderful cookies! I did use a small-size cookie cutter so have a lot of them to share with neighbors & other friends! I do love coconut, so was probably a bit too generous with that ingredient! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chef in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]