Lofthouse Style Soft Sugar Cookies

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Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are super soft and the perfect sugar cookies for any occasion. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles just like the famous Lofthouse sugar cookie recipe!

Lofthouse Cookie Recipe - Sugar Cookies on Plate

Homemade Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

I have gotten a few questions from friends and readers about the absence of cookies on our blog. I haven’t posted a cookie recipe since December-gasp! I think that is a record. No, I am not mad at cookies, I was just giving everyone a little time to detox from cookie overload in December. I am back today with my all time favorite sugar cookie recipe. These soft sugar cookies are a copycat of the popular Lofthouse Sugar Cookies that you can buy at the store. Homemade cookies are always best, so skip a trip to the store and make a batch of sugar cookies at home.

valentine's day sugar cookie on plate

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

  • These sugar cookies are easy to make. You do have to chill the dough, so make sure you plan ahead. There is sour cream in the recipe which keeps the cookies moist and soft.
  • You can cut the cookies in whatever shapes you like, I chose hearts because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Feel free to use your favorite cookie cutter shapes.
  • The buttercream frosting is fluffy and compliments the cookies nicely. I made pink frosting and added Valentine sprinkles to dazzle up my heart shaped cookies.
  • These super soft sugar cookies are perfect for any occasion. I usually make them for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
  • Get the kids involved and let them help roll out and decorate the sugar cookies.
  • The unfrosted sugar cookies freeze well so you can make them in advance. The frosted cookies will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days on the counter.

If you like the Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, you will love these soft sugar cookies.  And remember Valentine’s Day is coming up, I am sure your sweetheart would love a big, soft, fluffy sugar cookie on the day of love. Cookies always make the heart grow fonder:)

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lofthouse sugar cookies with sprinkles

Lofthouse Cookie Recipe

Lofthouse sugar cookies with buttercream frosting. These soft and fluffy sugar cookies are perfect for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any occasion.
4.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
7 minutes
Servings
5 -6 dozen sugar cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups sour cream

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Food coloring optional
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Dough will be a little sticky and that is ok. Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1½ inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or for at least two hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats; set aside.
  5. Lightly flour the countertop and the top of the dough. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out the cookies and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Cook cookies completely before frosting.
  6. To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and vanilla extract. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and the pinch of salt. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, then beat at medium-high speed for a minute or two until light and fluffy. Add food coloring, if desired, and beat until combined.
  7. Once cookies have cooled completely, frost and add sprinkles, if desired. Allow frosting to set, then store in an air-tight container.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Warning!! This recipe was a waste of time and money! I’m an experienced cook and followed the recipe perfectly. The dough was so sticky, it was impossible to work with, even after chilling overnight. I ended up not cutting the shapes out but rather rolling the dough in balls then squishing down with my fingers b/c even using the bottom of a glass didn’t work, since the dough was so sticky!! Then when they came out they tasted and had the texture of pancakes. After research of other simple recipes, I think the above recipe has incorrect measurements, esp. the sour cream, which I think should be 1 cup, not 1 1/2 cups. Overall huge disappointment and waste of time given I’m a FT working pregnant Mom of a toddler!

  2. 4 stars
    My daughter wanted loft house cookies for her birthday because she doesn’t care for cake. This recipe was a winner! She truly loved the texture and taste of the cookies and frosting. 

  3. Made these today and agree with the dissenters: they were super bland and not very cookie-like. My husband suggested keeping them for strawberry shortcakes, although a few may end up being served as actual biscuits. Now to find something else to make for our potluck tomorrow….

  4. 4 stars
    I have been making these cookies since the 1970’s. Recipe came out of a kitchen aid mixer book! It isn’t Christmas without them!

    1. I love this cookie recipe ❤️. I make it every year and my friendS and family love them. I would say to all those struggling with sticky dough, my best practice is to refrigerate over night. I Divide the batch into two sections as directed, flatten to about and inch & wrap in cling wrap. The next day the dough is perfect for rolling out and no stickiness at all. Don’t forget to flour your table and rolling pin.

  5. 5 stars
    Seriously the BEST sugar cookie recipe ever!! So easy too!! Thank you!! I’ll be making these a lot more often now!

  6. How do I make/get pink frosting? 
    I’m going to make these for an admirer for
    Valentines Day who is allergic to chocolate… 
    I know, I know!

  7. If I didn’t want to use a cookie cutter, could I scoop out the dough onto the cookie sheet and just bake? Dough is chilling in fridge right now. Can’t wait!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi, Rosa
      you’re right l like Lofthouse cookies too. as I’m cook and writer i’ll make it’s for the family…

      Thanks
      Michel.J

  8. 1 star
    Followed the recipe exactly, and the dough is too sticky to form into balls…forget about cutting into shapes. Waited all night looking forward to fun with my six year old this morning. Separated into two pieces. Wrapped. Refrigerator over night. Still way to sticky to do anything!

  9. 3 stars
    Update to my previous comment: I rerolled the sticky dough into a log shape, sprayed the Saran Wrap with non stick spray, and placed in the freezer overnight. After unwrapping, I cut the log into 1/4 inch pieces, places on cookie sheet, let thaw a bit, and then pressed down with the bottom of a cup that was sprayed and dipped in flour to help it not stick.

    The taste of the cookie is very light and pairs well with your favorite buttercream. Perfect sweetness combo. Great with a cup of coffee. Family loves the taste!

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