milk & cookies: southern conversations

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickValentine’s Day
timeless southern tea bread… meet sugar cookie cut-outs

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makes 8-ish (4-inch) cookies

here’s what you do

beat these ingredients w/ an electric stand mixer until creamy & smooth

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp vanilla

add these ingredients & blend just until combined
1 cup ap flour
1 tsp poppy seeds
salt…just a smidge

roll small-ish pieces of dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface & cut w/ shapes
place on parchment-lined baking sheets & bake @ 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes
cool completely before dipping in glaze & decorating as you wish

Buttermilk Glaze

whisk together
{like there’s no tomorrow}

1 (16-oz.) box powdered sugar
6 Tbsp whole buttermilk
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

divide between several bowls
tint w/ your favorite food paste colors

testing note
milk is thinner than buttermilk
if you make a substitution you’ll need a touch less

good to know

the cookies
this is a small batch dough
be sure to stop the mixer often to scrape down the sides w/ a rubber spatula

handle the dough as little as possible
you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour

i was able to fit the entire recipe on one sheet pan
these spread very little during baking

the cookies baked for 11 minutes in my oven
you’re looking for lightly browned edges

bake like size cookies together b/c smaller ones will need less time in the oven

i tested these twice as they needed more, more, more of everything
i wanted lemon punch from the zest in the cookie w/out compromising the dough texture
i added some juice to the glaze to balance

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies with Buttermilk Glaze RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLIpstickthe decorating
i used a #1 icing tip by Ateco to pipe the messages

for brighter cookies w/ more saturated color
layer the same paste & sugar color when glazing & dipping

set aside a small bowl of uncolored glaze to use for piping
add several tsp of meringue powder to make a quick royal icing
if you need to stiffen it a smidge, add a little powdered sugar & beat like crazy
then add your favorite color
less is more to start w/ in that department

who makes it possible


Food Coloring Paste in Cornflower Blue & Violet

Sugar Sprinkles
Blue * Lavender * Pink
{in the muffin tin w/ sparkling white & sugar pearls}

Disposable Piping Bags

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Be sweet.

About Rebecca Gordon

* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.


4 Responses to milk & cookies: southern conversations

  1. lindsey February 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    These look tasty! Looking forward to reading more:-)

    • Rebecca February 16, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Lindsey, thank you! I love lemon. I’m so glad you dropped by! See you soon!


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