Buttermilk Cookies

Adapted from Gourmet magazine
Yield: 30 cookies

Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/8 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/3 cup buttermilk

Glaze
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tbsp buttermilk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 almond extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and combine well.
  6. Add vanilla extract and almond extract and combine well.
  7. Mix in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture, until smooth.
  8. Drop by level tablespoon about 1 1/2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  9. Bake until cookies are puffed and edges are golden, about 12-15 minutes.
  10. For glaze, whisk all ingredients together and brush on top of warm cookies.
  11. Cool cookies on rack. Let stand until cookies are completely cooled and glaze is set.