Lofthouse Cookies

A perfect copycat recipe for Lofthouse soft sugar cookies! These delicious, cake-like Lofthouse cookies are topped with vanilla buttercream.


-- cake flour  -- almond extract -- food coloring  -- vanilla -- powdered sugar -- egg -- baking powder -- sour cream -- sugar -- butter -- sprinkles -- shortening

How to Make Lofthouse Cookies

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat again, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Add the flour mixture in 2-3 smaller additions; mixing well after each addition. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Remove the dough from the plastic wrap to a floured surface and use a rolling pin to roll it to a thickness of ½”.

Use a 3” circular cookie cutter to cut the dough and transfer the rounds to the prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart.

Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes or until puffed and no longer glossy on top; allow to cool completely before frosting.

To prepare the frosting, beat the butter until light and fluffy, then add the powdered sugar and beat again until smooth. Next, stir in the vanilla and salt.

Add the food coloring if desired and mix well.

Frost each cooled cookie with a generous amount of frosting and add sprinkles if desired.

These super soft and fluffy Lofthouse cookies are an iconic treat. Swipe up for the full recipe!