How to make it

  • Cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
  • Butter 2 large baking sheets.
  • Whisk together flour, zest, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in vanilla. Mix in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture, until smooth.
  • Drop level tablespoons of dough about 1 1/2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  • Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until cookies are puffed and edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Cool cookies on sheets 1 minute, then transfer cookies to racks.
  • Glaze:
  • Whisk together all glaze ingredients and brush onto tops of warm cookies.
  • Let stand until cookies are completely cooled and glaze is set.
  • Note: Cookies are best the day they're made but can be frozen, wrapped well, up to 1 month.

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    " It was excellent "
    hoosiermom68 ate it and said...
    5 all the way...I love buttermilk!!
    Carrie :)
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    " It was excellent "
    ravenseyes ate it and said...
    you get a 5 on this one - its the identical recipe to my grandmothers from many years ago -I remember these fluffy cookies with great fondness!!! thanks for sharing
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