How to make it

  • In your mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. (medium speed)
  • Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. (medium speed)
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add almond (if using).
  • Scrape the bowl well.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix well. (Low speed)
  • In a seperate bowl, wisk together flour, salt, and soda.
  • On low speed, incorporate flour mixture into wet ingredients, until well mixed, but don't beat in a lot of air.
  • Scrape bowl well and give it a good mix.
  • Chill the dough for 2 to 3 hours, until firm and easy to work with.
  • Roll out 1/4 inch, and cut with your favorite shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F, for about 6 minutes.
  • You don't want the cookies to get brown on the edges, this will mean that they are a litlle over-done, and you'll want to bake them a little less.
  • The cookies should fluff up and still be white when they are done.
  • You may have to adjust the time one or two minutes, depending on your oven.
  • If you over bake these, they will be drier than you want. If they seem doughy in the middle, after they are cooled, you may want to try a minute or two longer.

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    " It was excellent "
    cookieman ate it and said...
    this is just what i was looking for and now we can make them for are 4H & FFA live stock sow . do you have good frosting that will go good to decerat them.
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  • zoeb 10 years ago
    So pretty!
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  • suecake 12 years ago
    Thanks for the welcome. I Love soft sugar cookies once again Thanks Sue
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    These sound delicious.... Putting them on my to do list....
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    " It was excellent "
    shirleyoma ate it and said...
    Sounds so good!
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  • jeffsgirl 12 years ago
    Wow! You are very impressive!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    As usual,so proffetional.Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Oh wow, these sound like the iced cookies you can buy in the grocery stores, love them so much. Great post. Would you share your Almond Buttercream Frosting also :0
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