Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

These Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are better than the store bought version!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lofthouse sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 236kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 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
  • sprinkles


  • 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.



Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg