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Stack of three Lofthouse Sugar cookies with pink frosting
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Lofthouse Recipe

Light, airy cookies that are cake-like and have a thick layer of homemade buttercream frosting.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 6 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c. unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature


  • ½ c. unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • ½ - 1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream or milk
  • ½ tsp clear vanilla extract
  • Coloring of your choice
  • Decorating sprinkles


Lofthouse Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a different large bowl, cream together butter, sour cream and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, scraping down the bowl after each addition, mix until well combined.
  • Roll cookies into 2 inch balls and place on lined baking sheets.
  • Dip the bottom of a glass into water and slightly flatten cookie dough balls.
  • Bake at 8-10 minutes in preheated oven at 350 degrees F or until cookies are puffed slightly, set and bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack. Allow cool completely.

Buttercream Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy and smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with heavy cream until completely mixed.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat well.
  • Add coloring of your choice or leave the frosting white.
  • Frost cookies and add sprinkles.
  • Store in airtight container.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg