Annamaria Settanni McDonald Recipe

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM

Recipe Rating:
 21 Ratings
about 4 dozen cookies
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Annamaria's Story

Lofthouse Sugar cookies are those soft cake like sugar cookies you find at the grocery store frosted with a sweet bright buttercream. My daughter always wants me to buy them and they are good. Over time I've worked with a few different recipes that pretty much taste the same and this is the one I ended up with. It's a soft cake like sugar cookie with yummy frosting and you can shape these anyway you like and decorate them how you like. Enjoy! Picture is of prepackaged cookies.


1/2 c
sour cream
1 c
1/2 c
butter, softened
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1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
4 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
whole milk
1/2 c
butter, softened
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1/2 c
vegetable shortening
food coloring to color frosting (optional)
candy sprinkles or colored sugar to decorate (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

COOKIE DOUGH DIRECTIONS: In a large bowl combine sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla; mix well. In a smaller bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add to wet mixture and mix until everything is just incorporated. With a cookie scoop, scoop out even size scoops of dough and then roll in a ball in your hand and place on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten with your hand so it's in a circular shape. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until light golden brown, no more than 10 minutes. They may seem under done but they aren't. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.
Cream together butter and shortening in mixer, with paddle attachment on medium for about 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until smooth, Add another 1/2 cup and beat until smooth. Add Vanilla, mix. Add gradually the remaining sugar and milk, making sure you end with sugar. Continue to mix on medium until smooth.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies

  • Comments

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    anna messina twinmommie07 - Apr 27, 2011
    cant wait to make these for my kids.....they a;ways ask me to buy those cookies to at thr store! & they make they for every flippin season...LOL! Thanks for the post!
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    Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM - Apr 27, 2011
    LOL! I know my daughter too! She goes crazy when she sees them in Pink! They even have bigger packages at Sam's Club and I have to stop myself from buying them!
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    Kimi Gaines kimijo - Apr 30, 2011
    I love that there is sour cream in these...My son loves those soft sugar cookies at the store. i must make these for him.
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    Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM - May 1, 2011
    Awesome Kimi! Hope you are well sweetie!
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    Lori Younger LoriYounger84 - Sep 6, 2011
    Just made them!!! So good and I must say the cookies are perfectly moist and light! Not too sweet and this icing, wow, so fool proof (this coming from someone who always seems to ruin it! lol) Thanks Annamaria!!!