Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald

By
@ArtByASM

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.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 29 votes

Comments:
Serves:
about 4 dozen cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2
    eggs
  • 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
    salt
  • BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • ·
    food coloring to color frosting (optional)
  • ·
    candy sprinkles or colored sugar to decorate (optional)

How to Make Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. BUTTERCREAM FROSTING DIRECTIONS: Directions:
    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.

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About Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies




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