Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Livin' in the south buttermilk is a huge staple that we use in a lot of different ways. I can remember my granny cooking, baking and eating it with corn bread in it. I on the other hand love to cook and bake with it but not so much on the corn bread in it. One of my fav recipes I do with it is "Hog Dancing Buttermilk Cookies". Lord Honey it's so good you will find your self dancing while eating them, hence the name......I have a lot of desserts and savory dishes that use buttermilk but I want to bring this one to ya today because it just fits the summer time. From its tangy vanilla bite to the not super sweet frosting that I use on it. It's a great cookie to set under a big shade tree with a glass of southern sweet tea and watch the day roll by.
Hog Dancing Buttermilk Cookies
Jason Smith, FNS
½-cup Lard or shortening
½-cup butter, soft
1-cup brown sugar
1/2-cup white sugar
2-tsp baking powder
1-tsp baking soda
4-cups all-purpose flour
· Preheat oven to 350, line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
· In a mixing bowl place the lard, butter and sugars cream together until fluffy.
· Add the eggs one at a time and mix in between each one.
· Mix in the vanilla.
· Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.
· Place half the flour in cream mix and mix while pouring in half the buttermilk.
· Add the rest of flour and buttermilk.
· Using a 2 ounce cookie scoop place 12 scoops on the cookie sheet.
· Bake for 10-12 min, They will not be brown at all, the bottoms will but not the tops.
· Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack and let cool, when cool icing with following icing.
1 ½-cup white sugar
¼-cup all-purpose flour
3-TBSP corn starch
1 ½-cups milk
2 ½-tsp vanilla
1 ½-cups butter, room temp
· Place first 4 ingredients in a sauce pot and whisk together and cook until thick, stirring the whole time so it don’t stick.
· Place in a bowl and let cool completely, or place in fridge until cool.
· Put the milk mix in a bowl, add vanilla and mix in.
· With mixing on medium add the butter little at a time, until all is mix in.
· Turn mixer on high and beat until fluffy.
· Top cookies with icing, and garnish with sprinkle, crispy bacon or crushed candy bars.
Tip: You can add nuts, chocolate chips or candy pieces to cookie dough before baking.