Dawn's Sugar Cookies

Dawn's Sugar Cookies


"I received this buttermilk-sugar cookie recipe from a friend in Shipshewana, IN which has a large Amish community. A beautiful place to visit!!!"


1 h 15 m servings 306 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, and stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk until a soft dough forms. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.
  4. In a medium bowl, blend together melted butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in milk until frosting reaches the desired consistency. Mix in food coloring, if desired. Spread onto cooled cookies, and place frosted cookies on waxed paper or cooling racks until frosting is set.
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  1. 24 Ratings


This sugar cookie recipe was very good. I used one cup of butter instead of the shortening and I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 3 tablespoons lemon juice and put it in a one cup measuring...

I was very excited to make these cookies. Everyone said they were "cake like", just what I was looking for. I guess I should have paid more attention to the reviewers comments on the "bland flav...

This is a very specific kind of cookie - for most people's taste, it MUST be frosted. It is dense and cake like - without frosting, it is decidedly bland. With the addition of the sweet frost...