Rich, cake-like cookies with vanilla glaze make a colorful addition to any cookie tray.
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1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Hard peppermint candies, coarsely chopped
Holiday nonpareils and/or decorator candies
*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine butter, sugar and salt in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add buttermilk, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes or until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks; cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; stir in enough water for desired glazing consistency. Spread glaze over cooled cookies; sprinkle with decorator candies.
Freeze cookies before glazing to prevent moisture from collecting between cookies and frosted layers, which could create a soggy top surface. Glaze and decorate cookies after thawing.
This year make some classic sugar cookies for the holidays. They are simple to bake and perfectly sweet. It’s no wonder recipes like our Butter Toffee cookies are so popular - there’s no better way to say it - they really take the cake!