• 3 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar, then egg, then vanilla. In separate bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients. Add alternately to creamed mixture, buttermilk and sifted ingredients. When finished mixing, place bowl in refrigerator, covering the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill 8 hours. Form dough into figure eights, handling the dough as little as possible. Bake on greased cookie sheets for 10 to 15 until just barely brown.