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5 from 2 votes


Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup softened butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter 1 stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 TBSP milk
  • 2 rounded cups powdered sugar


  • Cream together butter and sugars for 1 minute. Add in egg, buttermilk and vanilla and mix again until smooth. Combine dry ingredients and add 1/2 to the mixing bowl, mix, then add the other half. Dough will be softer than normal cookie dough and stickier. Cover and let cool in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Scoop out about 2 TBSP of cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes and let cool for an additional 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack. Once fully cool, frost with about 1 TBSP of vanilla buttercream per cookie. (and sprinkles!)
  • TO MAKE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: Mix butter in a mixing bowl on medium power for about 3 minutes, until whipped and light in color. Add in vanilla, milk and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Mix for 1 minute. Add in the other cup of powdered sugar and mix on medium for 3-4 minutes. Frost cookies.