Today I surprised my girls with Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day!
Yes it was a day early, but I wanted them to be able to bring some with them to school and pass them out to their close friends. That and I didn’t want 3 dozen cookies in the same vicinity as me.
Have you ever had a Lofthouse cookie before? If you have — aren’t they amazing? For those of you who are not familiar, well, let me school you on the deliciousness that is the Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookie.
So you can tint the frosting green for St. Patrick’s Day or red, white and blue for the 4th of July or orange for Halloween with black and white sprinkles. The sky is the limit.
The cookie recipe is pretty basic, however what makes these cookies so utterly soft is the sour cream.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Then set aside for a moment.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, add the stick of butter, 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of sugar. Mix until combined.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one.
With the mixer on, gradually add in the flour mixture.
Until the ingredients are incorporated.
Use a 2-tablespoon scoop to measure out the dough and place onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.
Roll the dough into smooth balls in your palms and then press until flattened to about 1/3 of an inch thick. You’ll want these pretty flat or else they will rise too much and not spread enough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on the middle rack in your preheated 350° oven.
*You could also chill the dough, roll out onto a lightly floured surface and stamp out cookies with a cookie cutter.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before frosting.
I’m using my vanilla buttercream and adding a few drops of food coloring to make a pretty pink frosting.
Start by adding a stick of super soft (not melted) butter to your stand mixer and blend until smooth and creamy. About 2 minutes.
Add in the 2 to 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar. Once incorporated, add in the vanilla and milk.
Lastly, add in the food coloring (if using).
Pretty in pink!
Swirl on the frosting and sprinkle with… sprinkles! Who needs store bought when you can make Lofthouse style sugar cookies at home?
Enjoy! And if you give these Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookie recipe adapted (barely) from The Recipe Critic. The buttercream frosting is a recipe I’ve always used.
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