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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Buttermilk Cookies

i had some leftover buttermilk hanging out in the fridge (i have a lot of things hanging out in there, trying to come up with ways to get rid of it all without chucking in the garbage is exhausting). i also had some coconut flakes and pecans leftover from the Tim Cake. so i decided to make a batch of cookies.

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i found a quick and easy recipe for soft buttermilk cookies from here. upon further research, i saw that the person who submitted the recipe is another foodblogger i've admired for awhile: Dine and Dish. half the batter, i left plain and the other half, i folded some coconut flakes and crushed pecans.

i actually liked these cookies. i rarely eat any desserts i make and last night, i had two, WITH full on icing on top. today, i had three at work. can we say yum-o? i left the rest for my coworkers to consume.

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slightly funny story... well it's kinda funny now but at the time i was more annoyed than anything. the recipe makes a lot of icing. as in, way more than enough for the cookies baked and then some. well, i always keep my containers... take out plastic containers, the sour cream or cream cheese containers. you just never know when you need it to store something. i stored the icing in a sour cream container, it was just the right size. i left the container of cookies and the separate container of icing on the kitchen counter at work. um. one of the girls came by, and somehow didn't realize there was actually frosting in the sour cream container, saw the way past due date stamped on the lid and promptly chucked it in the trash. nevermind the sticky note that listed the types of cookies on the counter and that there were two cookies already frosted to demonstrate how to assemble the sweet treat.

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8 comments:

  1. my, these cookies look yummy.. i never thought of cookies using buttermilk. i always end up throwing almost half a bottle of buttermilk all the time.. and the icing.. yep, i would be annoyed too.. :o)

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  2. this is the buttermilk cookie recipe i use, i love it. they always turn out perfectly. a beautiful texture on the outside surrounding the fluffiest softest inside! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/BUTTERMILK-COOKIES-241199

    here's another great recipe to use up your leftover buttermilk (personally my favourite ingredient weapon!) http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cranberry-Buttermilk-Scones this is a great base recipe to make any kind of variety scone you desire!

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  3. Jescel --
    i *still* have buttermilk leftover! the grocery store i went to didn't sell it in small containers! ugh. the only about the icing is that it completely wiped out my confectioner sugar stock and i was thinking about using the frosting for maybe another batch of cookies. thanks so much for stopping by!

    holly --
    i actually pulled up that epicurious recipe when i did my search but it required alot more ingredients than i had handy. i also thought of making scones or biscuits, i still have some buttermilk leftover, i might have to whip some up. thanks for the links!

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  4. I was so happy to see these on tastespotting! I had read your post a while ago and was delighted to see them grace the front page. They look yummy and easy.

    I'm sorry about the frosting thing, it's definitely something that hub would do! Don't they understand we've got systems! And they work!! :)

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  5. Jescel --
    i *still* have buttermilk leftover! the grocery store i went to didn't sell it in small containers! ugh. the only about the icing is that it completely wiped out my confectioner sugar stock and i was thinking about using the frosting for maybe another batch of cookies. thanks so much for stopping by!

    holly --
    i actually pulled up that epicurious recipe when i did my search but it required alot more ingredients than i had handy. i also thought of making scones or biscuits, i still have some buttermilk leftover, i might have to whip some up. thanks for the links!

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  6. my, these cookies look yummy.. i never thought of cookies using buttermilk. i always end up throwing almost half a bottle of buttermilk all the time.. and the icing.. yep, i would be annoyed too.. :o)

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