I don't know where this recipe originated, but it was a favorite of my Mom's when I was growing up. Her notes on the recipe says, "County Fair Winner". The dough is batter-like in consistency and cookies are very soft and cake-like.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Cream the margarine and sugar well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add the buttermilk.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture.
Add 1/4 cup of vanilla (yes, this is correct) and nutmeg, and blend well. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes.