Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homemade Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

You know when you first walk in the grocery store there's those sugar cookies with the bright pink/green frosting that look so delicious? I used to LOVE those cookies and buy them all the time, but this time i wanted to make them myself.

I found a recipe that said it resembled the ones at the store so i decided to try it. And wow, it really does resemble it! It's not exactly like the ones at the store, but that's okay. These cookies are almost cake-like but not overly sweet. The frosting i used is pretty sweet, and it goes together perfectly with the cookies. And the best part is, they're really easy to make! The only thing i would do differently next time is cut the recipe in half. I had a ton of extra cookies and almost no where to put them. But they are perfect for big family get together's.

Homemade Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 cup milk
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

In large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir in the milk and vanilla. In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir into creamed mixture until everything is blended. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookies sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in oven. The tops of the cookies should spring back when touched. Cool on rack before frosting.

Sugar Cookie Frosting
(recipe from allrecipes)
4 cups confections sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Food coloring (optional)

In large bowl, cream together confections sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in milk and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.


  1. Those look delicious! I love their pretty color.



  2. those always catch my eye, but i don't think i've ever bought them ;) these look much better i must say!

  3. love it!
    thit is a PERFECT copycat recipe for my Copycat Club :)
    mind if I link to it in the round-up on Oct 7?
    Also, the olive garden cake recipe you sent me looks fantastic. are you going to make it? I will probably give it a shot - i have a couple lemons in my fridge :)

  4. Those look great! I love cake-like sugar cookies. They always seem to taste best with pink icing.....I am not sure why! :) Thanks for linking up to my Sweet Sunday post, I truly appreciate it! ~ Kelly

  5. I love sugar cookies topped with frosting! So simple and delicious

  6. Yum!! I am always buying those cookies!!Great recipe :)

  7. Lofthouse cookies are sooooo good. And probably horrible for you! Homemade is much better!

  8. Thanks for leaving a message on my blog ! We don't have cookies like this in the Netherlands, but I'd love to try them !

  9. The cookies looks yummy and pretty! My daughter would love these! Thanks for sharing!

  10. A made similar cookies a while ago and use the same icing recipe - it is great