These Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are better than the store bought version!
I love getting emails from my readers whether it is asking me a question about a recipe or letting me know how much they love the blog. I even appreciate the occasional email that lets me know I have a typo in a post! I really do. One of the most frequent email I get is one asking me for the recipe for the pink frosted cookies I am holding in my profile picture.
I always get a kick out of those emails because I have to write back and let them know that I don’t have a recipe for those cookies on the blog. I purchased those cookies from the store on my way to the photo shoot! Can you believe it!!
So after several years of answering that question I decided I should just post a copycat recipe for those cookies. The cookies are Lofthouse sugar cookies. They are a nice thick, light sugar cookie with frosting and sprinkles.
I google around to find a recipe and found one over at Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. I divided her recipe in half and got about 2 dozen cookies. The dough is rather sticky but that is ok because you are going to refrigerate it and then add some more flour when you roll it out.
I wrapped it up in plastic wrap and refrigerated it overnight. If you need to hurry up the process pop it in the freezer for a bit.
When you are ready to roll them out add enough flour so that the dough doesn’t stick to the rolling pin or your countertop. I used a 2 inch round cookie cutter to cut out my cookies. They were about 1/4 inch thick.
Be sure and don’t overbake these cookies. You want them to still look white, just barely turning a little golden, I mean very little. Just around the bottom edge, ever so slightly.
I also did a fun Halloween version with orange frosting and sprinkles.
So next time someone emails me to ask for the recipe for the plate full of pink cookies in my picture I can send them a link to this post!
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Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies recipe
- 3 C flour divided
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 C butter room temperature
- 1 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 C sour cream
- 1/2 C butter softened
- 3 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 and 1/2 or milk just enough to get right consistency
- food coloring
In a bowl combine 3 C flour, baking soda, baking powder.
In a mixer cream together the butter and sugar at mediumn speed until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs.
Add in vanilla and sour cream and mix on low until combined.
Add in dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
Dough will be sticky.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Use some additional flour for counter and rolling pin to roll out dough 1/4 inch thick
With a 2 inch round cutter cut out cookies.
Bake at 425 on parchment lined cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes or until the cookie barely turns lightly brown around the bottom edge. Do not overcook these cookies!
Transfer to a rack to cool.
Beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Add in just enough milk to get a consistency. Do 1 Tablespoon at a time.
Add food coloring if wanted
Frost cookies and add sprinkles.
Store in an air tight container. Best to let cookies sit for several hours before serving.
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