This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Shirley McNevich)
3/4 cup softened butter OR 3/4 cup Crisco shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour (add 1/2 cup extra flour IF you want to make white sugar cookies
rather than chocolate)
1 cup Hershey's cocoa (omit the cocoa if you want white cookies rather than
In a mixer add butter (or shortening) and white sugar--beat. Add eggs--beat.
Add buttermilk, baking soda, salt and vanilla--beat. Add cocoa (if making
chocolate cookies)--beat. Add flour--beat--if too stiff for mixer continue using
a wooden spoon. Cover the mixer bowl with Saran wrap and refrigerate
overnight. The next day, drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.