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These copycat Lofthouse cookies are fluffy and sweet, and just as irresistible as the original! You’ll save so much money by making them yourself!

lofthouse cookies with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles

If you’re a fan of Lofthouse cookies, then you’re going to love this recipe. These soft, fluffy cookies are similar to the ones you can buy at the grocery store, but they’re even better because you can customize them however you like. Plus, they’re really easy to make! You’ll be able to enjoy fresh-baked Lofthouse cookies any time the craving hits.

lofthouse cookies on a plate

If you’ve ever had a Lofthouse cookie, then you know that they are insanely delicious. But what makes them so good?

Well, it’s a combination of things. For one, the cookies are super soft and fluffy, which is very different from a traditional sugar cookie. They’re also slightly chewy, which gives them a great texture. And finally, the frosting is sweet, creamy, and oh-so-velvety smooth. 

All of these factors add up to make one incredible cookie, so trust me when I say that if you make a batch of these Lofthouse cookies at home, they will disappear almost immediately! It’s a good thing they’re so easy that you can make them again and again!

ingredients to make lofthouse cookie dough

Ingredients

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

For the Cookies:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter – Let this come to room temperature.
  • Full-fat sour cream – Using full-fat sour cream is important! It’s key to the texture here.
  • Egg – Here’s the best way to crack an egg.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cake flour – This is how you get light, fluffy copycat Lofthouse cookies!
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
ingredients to make lofthouse cookie frosting

Frosting

  • Unsalted butter – This needs to be softened, too.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles

If you’re not concerned about matching the Lofthouse look and flavor, you can swap the frosting with chocolate frosting or cream cheese frosting.

steps to make lofthouse cookie dough
steps to make copycat lofthouse cookies frosting

How to Make Lofthouse Cookies From Scratch

1. Prepare

Preheat the oven to 325ºF and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.

2. Mix the Wet Ingredients

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sour cream, butter, and sugar until light, fluffy, and pale in color. Beat in the egg and vanilla and continue to beat for 2 more minutes.

3. Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the cake flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Chill for 2 hours.

5. Form the Cookies

Scoop 2 tablespoon portions of dough and roll it into balls with your hand. Place the balls of dough on the prepared sheet pan, leaving several inches between each cookie. Once all the dough has been used, dip the bottom of a glass in cake flour and gently press the top of each dough ball to flatten it to 1/4-inch thickness.

6. Bake

Bake the Lofthouse cookies until just set and the bottoms begin to lightly brown- 8-9 mintutes. Cool on a wire rack.

7. Make the Frosting

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar and salt. Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, begin to add the heavy cream to reach the desired consistency. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in; add more a drop or two at a time until the frosting is the color you want.

8. Frost

Once the cookies have cooled completely, use an offset spatula to add the frosting. Top with sprinkles before the frosting sets. 

a bite taken out of a copycat lofthouse cookie with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles

How to Store Homemade Lofthouse Cookies

Place these cookies in an airtight container; if you need to stack them, place wax paper or parchment paper between the layers to keep the frosting intact! They’ll keep at room temperature for 3 to 5 days. You can also freeze these cookies for up to 3 months.

copycat lofthouse cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles

FAQ

Why are Lofthouse cookies so good?

Lofthouse cookies are fluffy and soft, with a texture that’s pretty much irresistible! Then, of course, there’s that thick layer of sweet frosting on top. 

Can you freeze Lofthouse cookies?

Yes, whether it’s homemade Lofthouse cookies or store-bought, they can definitely be frozen! Just be sure to put them in a sealed freezer bag or airtight container. They’ll last in the freezer for up to 3 months, and they can be thawed at room temperature.

Do Lofthouse cookies have eggs?

As with most sugar cookie recipes, Lofthouse cookies do have eggs! If you’re looking for a cookie recipe made without eggs, I recommend trying shortbread!

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Lofthouse Cookies

These copycat Lofthouse cookies are fluffy and sweet, and just as irresistible as the original! You’ll save so much money by making them yourself!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 2 hours

Ingredients  

Cookies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Frosting

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • food coloring please use light pink color link in photos
  • sprinkles please use rainbow jimmies like in photos

Instructions 

Cookies

  • With an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the sour cream, butter, and sugar and beat until light, fluffy, and pale in color.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Continue to beat for another 2 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups of cake flour with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix to combine.
  • Chill the prepared dough for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F. Line two sheet pans with parchment.
  • Scoop 2tbsp portions of dough and roll into balls with your hand. Place onto the prepared sheet pan being sure to leave several inches between each cookie. Repeat.
  • Using a flat surface dipped in cake flour (like the bottom of a glass,) gently press each top of cookie to evenly flatten them to roughly ¼-inch.
  • Bake until just set, 8-9 minutes, and the bottoms of the cookies begin to lightly brown. It is extremely important to not over-bake Lofthouse cookies! Move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Top each cookie with frosting and sprinkles.

Frosting

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar and salt.
  • Once smooth and creamy, begin to add the heavy cream to reach the desired consistency.
  • To color your frosting, start with a few drops of the color of your choice and continue to add more until you get the color you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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