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Buttermilk & Cookies Hook-Up!!

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

Makes 36


½-cup Lard or shortening

½-cup butter, soft

1-cup brown sugar

1/2-cup white sugar


1-cup buttermilk

2-tsp vanilla

2-tsp baking powder

1-tsp baking soda

1-tsp salt

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.

Cooked 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.


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