Made with the rich flavor of buttermilk, this homemade sugarcakes recipe is one you'll adore and pass along to future generations. Buttermilk lends a little tang to baked goods that cuts the flavor of sugars and sugary ingredients so that the sweetness level is just right. Whip up these Sugarcakes in just 20 minutes, then top with vanilla frosting and your favorite sprinkles.
For another simple yet stunning treat, try these Sugar Cookie Cups — they are sugar cookie cups filled with whipped chocolate mousse.
Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended in large mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in small chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by level 1/4 cupfuls or heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet.
To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with favorite vanilla frosting; garnish with colored sugar, if desired.
Smaller cookies can be baked. Adjust baking times accordingly.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.