Easy Lofthouse Cookies

This Lofthouse cookie recipe is a must-try! the cookies are simply irresistible and it will leave you craving for more. They have a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture and a deliciously sweet frosting. You won’t believe how easy they are to make. These cookies are light, airy, and cake-like. The cookies have a nice, thick layer of brightly colored buttermilk frosting and are decorated with cute sprinkles. They are perfect for birthday parties, holidays, or any other occasion. Lofthouse cookies are always a hit. So get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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EASY LOFTHOUSE COOKIES

When you want something sweet, nothing beats a warm, soft, just-baked cookie. These cookies are great for any occasion, whether you’re having a birthday party, a holiday party, or just want a sweet treat. The buttercream frosting is perfectly balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness to elevate your taste buds. 

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 These cookies are not only incredibly tasty, but they also maintain their shape perfectly, making them ideal for decorating with frosting and sprinkles.

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Whether you prefer to enjoy them plain or jazzed up with colorful toppings, these cookies are a must-try for any dessert lover. So, let’s get baking!

 

How to Make Lofthouse Cookies:

To make these cookies all you need is a few simple ingredients. If you bake often, you probably have everything you need to make these right away!  

First, combine dry ingredients. In a mixing bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch. Whisk together and set aside.

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Then, in another bowl, beat sugar and butter together until they are fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract, and beat for two minutes. Pour in the sour cream and mix until everything is well combined.

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Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Then, use a hand mixer on the lowest speed until the ingredients are just blended. Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl.

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Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.  Wrap the dough in plastic and put it in the fridge for an hour.

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Time to Bake:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. 

Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out the cookies with a round cookie cutter. Don’t discard the scraps. Roll them up again and cut out additional cookies.

This recipe makes 20-30 cookies depending on the size of the cookie cutter. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the bottom edge begins to turn color. 

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While the cookies are baking let’s prepare the Buttercream Frosting!

Add the butter to a mixing dish and cream it with a hand mixer. Then, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. While mixing on low, drizzle in the milk. 

Next, increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture is smooth. If you want to use food color, now is the time to do it. I chose to apply a few drops at a time till I got this lovely pink tint.

Take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool completely. These cookies are best enjoyed with a generous spoonful of delicious buttercream and some vibrant sprinkles on top. Enjoy!

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EASY LOFTHOUSE COOKIES

This Lofthouse cookie recipe is a must-try! the cookies are simply irresistible and it will leave you craving for more. They have a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture and a deliciously sweet frosting. You won't believe how easy they are to make. These cookies are light, airy, and cake-like. The cookies have a nice, thick layer of brightly colored buttermilk frosting and are decorated with cute sprinkles. They are perfect for birthday parties, holidays, or any other occasion. Lofthouse cookies are always a hit. So get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, easy cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Chill time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt I use sea salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk more if needed
  • Food Coloring optional
  • Sprinkles for a nice touch!

Instructions

  • First, combine dry ingredients. In a mixing bowl add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch. Whisk together and set aside.
  • Then, in another bowl, beat sugar and butter together until they are fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract, and beat for two minutes. Pour in the sour cream and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Then, use a hand mixer on the lowest speed until the ingredients are just blended. Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball. Wrap the dough in plastic and put it in the fridge for an hour.

Time to Bake:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
    Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut out the cookies with a round cookie cutter. Don’t discard the scraps. Roll them up again and cut out additional cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the bottom edge begins to turn color.
  • While the cookies are baking, let’s prepare the Buttercream Frosting!
  • Add the butter to a mixing dish and cream it with a hand mixer. Then, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. While mixing on low, drizzle in the milk.
  • Next, increase the speed to high and beat until the mixture is smooth. If you want to use food color, now is the time to do it. I chose to apply a few drops at a time till I got this lovely pink tint.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool completely. These cookies are best enjoyed with a generous spoonful of delicious buttercream and some vibrant sprinkles on top. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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Until the next one…

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