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Frosted Buttermilk Cookies Recipe

Makes 96 cookies

The frosting hardens nicely and has an almost marshmallow consistency -- no sticky surface but soft inside.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • Frosting:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (or more to produce a suitable spreading consistency)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla.


Instructions:

1. Cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs, molasses and buttermilk.
2. Mix in remaining ingredients.
3. Refrigerate dough ovenight.
4. Roll dough 1/4" thick and cut out cookies with an empty Spam can.
5. Bake on greased cookie sheets.
6. Cool and frost.
7. Bake 325 for 13-14 min. The cookies remain soft if not overbaked.
Frosting:
1. Dissolve gelatin in cold water; stir.
2. In saucepan, bring this mixture to a boil and simmer for 10 min Add powdered sugar, baking powder and vanilla.
3. Beat until thick and creamy.



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Main Ingredient:Dairy / Buttermilk
Course:Dessert
Snacks
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Baking
Dish:Cookies
Difficulty:Medium

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