Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was given to me by the dear ladies from my church and has been a hit with my friends and family every Christmas. Frost with any icing you like.


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, butter and vanilla until light colored.
  2. Beat in eggs.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
  4. In a separate small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the buttermilk.
  5. Stir the egg mixture and buttermilk mixture into the dry incrementally. The dough should be stiff.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
  8. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Cut with cookie cutters and arrange on cookie sheets.
  10. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I've never been a huge sugar cookie baker because they never seemed to come out right...that has all changed with this recipe! My daughter decided she wanted sugar cookies as her thank-you gift at their upcoming wedding so I've been experimenting ever since. The recipe is easy and is the best we've ever tasted. The buttermilk makes a world of difference. Thank you SO much for sharing your recipe!

SJones7208 February 24, 2010

These are wonderful cookies. I didn't have any buttermilk on hand so I soured milk by adding a Tablespoon of white vinegar. I rolled the cookies in a ball and rolled them in sugar and flattened them with a glass bottom that was dipped in sugar. My husband loved these. Thanks for the great recipe.

Helen S. September 10, 2006

Perfect for the Holidays, especially for cutout cookies. I make cookies with my Nieces and Nephews during the Holiday's, so Thanks I'll use this at Christmas.

Donna Luckadoo November 02, 2005