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Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

These Copycat Lofthouse Cookies are an easy, delicious way to enjoy the classic Lofthouse flavor at home. The perfect sugar cookie is soft and chewy with a bright, sweet frosting – just like the bakery version!

 

Decorate These Cookies For Christmas 

copycat lofthouse cookies on a wooden background.

With this easy recipe, you can make your own homemade Lofthouse Cookies in no time. Once they’re baked to perfection top them off with a simple yet sumptuous vanilla frosting and sprinkles for that traditional taste experience. Whether you decide to give these Copycat Lofthouse Cookies as gifts or serve them up at your next party – your guests won’t be able to resist their delightful look and flavor! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe 

  • You only need simple ingredients nothing fancy so you don’t have to worry about spending money at the store. 
  • Chewy, soft cookie texture that tastes just like their store-bought counterparts. 
  • Enjoy sweet treats without ever leaving the house! Nothing beats indulging in your favorite Christmas desserts without leaving the house.

 

Makes a Beautiful and Delicious Edible Christmas Gift Idea

copycat lofthouse cookies on a wooden background.

Ingredients 

You only need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time and you will have some soft sugar cookies that will taste just like their store-bought counterparts. 

  • unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • canola oil
  • sugar
  • powdered sugar
  • large egg
  • heavy whipping cream
  • all purpose flour
  • corn starch
  • kosher salt
  • baking powder

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Christmas sprinkles

Equipment

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make these soft homemade cookies. Gather these kitchen tools and get ready to enjoy this festive treat with your friends and family. 

  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • electric mixer
  • food scale – optional
  • medium cookie scoop
  • cookie sheets
  • small bowls
  • parchment paper or baking mats 

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How to Make These Copycat Lofthouse Cookies 

Making these cookies is simple. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and you will have a sweet treat that your family will love in no time at all. 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar until combined Beat in the egg, and heavy whipping cream until combined.
  2. Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet and continue beating until a dough forms.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop and food scale (optional) scoop out a small amount of dough and weigh it. You want your dough to be 2.2 oz or close to making 12 equal-sized cookies.
  4. Roll the cookie dough into a ball and place it onto the cookie sheet, pressing into a thick disk Repeat the steps until you have 6 even-sized cookie dough disks on your cookie trays Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely while you make your frosting. 
  6. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and Vanilla extract until cream.
  7. Divide the frosting into the two bowls.
  8. Mix 6 drops of the red gel food coloring into 1 bowl.
  9. Mix in 6 drops of the green gel food coloring into the second bowl. 
  10. Take the medium cookie scoop and scoop some frosting onto the top of the cookie.
  11. Place the cookie upside down on the silicone baking mat and gently press down so that the frosting becomes a flat disk.
  12. Repeat with the rest of the cookies and the red frosting.
  13. Place the cookies into the freezer for 10 minutes to allow the frosting to harden.
  14. Once the frosting is hard, gently peel the cookie off from the silicone mat and sprinkle some Christmas sprinkles on top.

Substitutions and Additions 

There are a few different substitutes that you can make with these homemade frosted sugar cookies. Here are a few of my favorites: 

  • Use melted white chocolate instead of frosting. 
  • Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the frosting for a festive flavor. 
  • Top with crushed candy canes for an added crunch. 

Enjoy your homemade frosted sugar cookies and have a wonderful holiday season!

copycat lofthouse cookies on a wooden background.

Storage

Store your frosted sugar cookies in an airtight container for up to  3 days. If you are planning to keep them longer, you can freeze them for up to 6 months. Enjoy! 

What to Serve With Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies 

These cookies pair so well with just about any meal. Or even with a glass of hot cocoa or a cup of milk. I serve them on my holiday dessert table alongside other favorites such as this Christmas M&M Chocolate Bark and these Simple Vanilla Christmas Tree Cupcakes.  

Pro Tips 

Here are a few tips that you can use to help ensure that these cookies turn out perfectly for you every time that you make them. 

  • Make sure that your ingredients are completely room temperature before you begin to make this dough so that it mixes evenly. 
  • Once you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients do not overmix your cookie dough. If they are overmixed they maybe tough. 
  • To get perfectly even-sized cookies you can weigh them on the food scale, but this step is optional you can just use the cookie scoop to measure them out. 
  • I like to use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the bottoms of the cookies from browning too much.
  • You don’t want these cookies to turn golden brown otherwise they maybe too hard instead of soft. 
  • It’s important to allow the cookies to cool completely before you frost them. Otherwise the frosting may melt off. 

With these tips in mind, you can enjoy delicious homemade frosted sugar cookies and have a wonderful holiday season! Happy baking!

FAQs

Do you have questions about this soft frosted sugar cookie recipe? Here are the answers to the commonly asked question for this recipe: 

Why are Lofthouse cookies so soft?

These cookies are soft because of the cornstarch that are used in the cookie dough. 

What is the origin of Lofthouse cookies?

Dave and DeAnn Stone of Farmington,Utah invented these delicious cookies in their kitchen, and they’ve been popular every since. 

What makes these cookies so special? 

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are special because they boast a sweet flavor with subtle notes of buttery goodness. Plus, topping them with homemade frosting it ensures every bite is as tasty as the last!

copycat lofthouse cookies on a wooden background.

More Christmas Cookies Recipes You May Enjoy: 

Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

These Copycat Lofthouse Cookies are soft, buttery, and topped with homemade frosting and festive sprinkles. They are the perfect holiday dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Copycat Lofthouse Cookies, Lofthouse Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ⅓ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, oil, sugar, powder sugar until combined Beat in the egg, and heavy whipping cream until combined
  2. Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt and baking powder Gradually beat in the dry ingredients into the wet and continue beating until a dough forms
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop and food scale (optional) scoop out a small amount of dough and weigh it. You want your dough to be 2.2 oz or close to make 12 equal size cookies
  4. Roll the cookie dough into a ball and place onto the cookie sheet, pressing into a thick disk Repeat steps until you have 6 even sized cookie dough disk on your cookie trays Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  5. Allow to cool completely while you make your frosting
  6. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, Vanilla extract until creamy
  7. Divide the frosting into the two bowls
  8. Mix 6 drops of the red gel food coloring into 1 bowl
  9. Mix in 6 drops of the green gel food coloring into the second bowl
  10. Take the medium cookie scoop and scoop some frosting onto the top of the cookie
  11. Place the cookie upside down on the silicone baking mat and gently press down so that the frosting becomes a flat disk
  12. Repeat with the rest of the cookies and the red frosting
  13. Place the cookies into the freezer for 10 minute to allow the frosting to harden
  14. Once the frosting is hard, gently peel the cookie off from the silicone mat and sprinkle some christmas sprinkles on top
  15. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy these wonderful and yummy cookies. You’ll sure have fun baking batches and batches of them or any holiday or no occasion at all!

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