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Homemade Lofthouse Cookies Recipe

These sweet sugar cookies are a copycat of the delicious Lofthouse cookies that you find in the bakery section at the grocery store. Decorate them with your favorite frosting and add sprinkles for a magical touch.

stack of Lofthouse sugar cookies with pink icing

Have you ever gone to the grocery store to pick up some of those cake-like cookies topped with sweet frosting only to find that they are sold out? With this Lofthouse cookie copycat recipe, you’ll never have to worry about that happening.

How To Make Lofthouse Cookies

For these cute and craveable cookies, you need the following ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • homemade frosting (This is my personal favorite recipe.)
  • sprinkles
sugar cookie ingredients

To make them, you begin by creaming butter, cream cheese, and sugar together until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

creaming butter and sugar

Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture.

Scoop balls of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill dough balls for 30 minutes.

scooping cookie dough

After cookie dough has chilled for 30 minutes, preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

cookie dough on parchment paper

Roll chilled dough into smooth balls and lightly press the tops to flatten.

Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from sheet and finish cooling on a wire rack.

baked sugar cookies

Spread store-bought or my homeade frosting on top and decorate with sprinkles.

frosting sugar cookies
stack of sugar cookies with pink icing
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Lofthouse Cookies Copycat

These thick, soft cookies are a treat for kids of all ages
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 27 cookies
Calories 114kcal
Author Chef Kim

Equipment

  • Mixer
  • Cookie scoop

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • homemade frosting
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar together until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture.
  • Scoop balls of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill dough balls for 30 minutes.
  • After cookie dough has chilled for 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Roll chilled dough into smooth balls and lightly press the tops to flatten.
  • Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from sheet and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Spread store bought or homeade frosting on top and decorate with sprinkles.

Video

Notes

Nutrition information does not include values for frosting/icing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
sugar cookies

These sugar cookies are perfect any time of the year. Here are some ways to jazz them up:

  • Valentine’s Day – frost white or red and use heart-shaped sprinkles.
  • St. Patrick’s Day – frost green and top with Lucky Charm’s marshmallows.
  • Easter – use pastel colors like pink, blue, and yellow.
  • 4th of July – decorate with red, white, or blue frosting and use silver sprinkles.
  • Christmas – use red and green and sprinkle with holiday sprinkles.
  • Baby Showers – use pink or blue frosting and decorate with white sprinkles.

About Colored Frosting

If you choose to color frosting rather than buy it, there are a few things to keep in mind.

One – Many food coloring sets contain artificial colors. If someone has food sensitivities, choose natural food coloring.

Two – Food coloring can stain your hands and counters. Placing newspaper on top of your counter may help to protect it.

To make colored frosting, read the directions on the package that you are going to use. Some food colors are liquid and some are dry powders. Start with the least amount bearing in mind that you can always add more, but you cannot take away.

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