Winter is our favorite time of year for baking. It warms the kitchen and fills the house with yummy aromas. Almost every recipe you have can benefit by using buttermilk in place of milk.
Buttermilk is a must when baking cakes, cookies and quick breads. It helps everything you bake remain moist including corn bread. It can be used in your waffles and pancakes and who doesn’t love a buttermilk biscuit.
We have amazing buttermilks available where you find our dairy. Our cultured buttermilk is made with our no fat milk and the same cultures we use when making our butter. It is light, refreshing and pure delicious.
Here is a recipe for some wonderful cookies we have been sharing with our production crew at the Creamery.
Cultured Buttermilk Chocolate Drop Cookies w/ Butterscotch Chips
What you’ll need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda'
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup Kimball Brook buttermilk
2 cups butterscotch chips (or chocolate chips if you prefer)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, melt the butter (20-30 seconds or so in microwave on low power) and then whisk in cocoa powder until smooth. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and buttermilk, then stir in the flour mixture until combined. Stir in the butterscotch chips. Place bowl in fridge to chill for about 30 minutes (or leave covered in fridge for up to 2 days).
Scoop dough in 1” balls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, util cookies are set around the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
There are also many health benefits to buttermilk besides baking with it. Check out this article to read about all the greatness of Buttermilk. Here is a link to 25 Amazing Benefits and Uses of Buttermilk.
Be sure to pick up some Kimball Brook Farm Cultured Buttermilk for all your baking needs and to enjoy for improving your health.