Pennsylvania Dutch Soft Sugar Cookies

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Will need 3 or 4 cookie sheets covered with parchment or foil; position oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  • In the bowl of a stand electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until combined, then beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating smooth after each addition.
  • Decrease speed and beat in a third of the flour mixture, then half of the buttermilk, and another third of the flour mixture; scrape the bowl and beater often.
  • Beat in the remaining buttermilk, then the remaining flour mixture; scrape the bowl/beater, then remove the bowl from the mixer and give the dough one final mixing with a large rubber spatula.
  • Drop tablespoons of the dough 3 or 4 inches apart onto the prepared pans.
  • Bake cookies for about 15 minutes or until they spread and rise—they should be lightly golden.
  • Slide the papers off the pans onto racks; after the cookies have cooled, detach them from the paper and store them between layers of parchment or wax paper in a tin or plastic container with tight-fitting lid.
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