Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe originally came from Taste of Home magazine. I've tweaked it just a bit and love the result! Delicious, rich and flavorful cookies... gobbled up everytime!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  5. For frosting, combine butter, sugar, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth. Frost cookies; sprinkle with walnuts if desired.
Most Helpful

Very soft and with a taste similar to shortbread, but not nearly as much work! The icing made far more than we needed and I made about a third of a batch. Were great without the icing too (and with my morning coffee). Thanks for sharing!

EllieWrites August 19, 2009

Really easy to follow instructions. It was a very good cookie. I didn't feel like making icing so I used chocolate chips instead. My husband loved them. They are a bit on the sweet side with them so I do believe I will subtract about 1/2 cup of sugar otherwise they are wonderful cakey cookies. I am not great at making cookies and these are a hit!

ComancheTX July 05, 2013