Lofthouse sugar cookies are famous for their melt-in-your-mouth softness. They have a unique texture that’s almost cake-like, making them a standout in the world of cookies.
Each Lofthouse cookie is generously topped with a layer of sweet, creamy frosting. It’s the proverbial icing on the cake, or in this case, the cookie.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
For the Frosting:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Food coloring (optional)
- Sprinkles for decoration
- In a big bowl, blend the sugar and softened butter until the mixture becomes airy and light.
- Incorporate the eggs individually, ensuring thorough mixing after each addition, and then add the vanilla extract.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Slowly introduce the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, alternating with the sour cream, commencing and concluding with the dry ingredients. Mix until the two mixtures are just blended.
- Divide the dough into two portions, flatten each into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll out the chilled dough to about 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Make the desired shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn golden.
- While the cookies cool, prepare the frosting by creaming the softened butter. Gradually add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Add food coloring if desired.
- Once the cookies are completely cool, generously frost them and decorate with sprinkles.
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