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Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies taste just like those amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookies from the grocery store. They are SO soft and yummy!

Sugar cookies are one of my top favorite types of cookies! We have so many varieties from lemon sugar cookies, to no roll sugar cookies and this Lofthouse version is a family fav!

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies recipe on plate

We LOVE sugar cookies!

I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who didn’t like Sugar Cookies.

My mom has been making sugar cookies for as long as I can remember, and they’ve always been my favorite.

They’re soft, delicious and have hints of almond extract. They also have a good portion of buttercream frosting which I think is essential for a good sugar cookie.

Even though I ALWAYS prefer homemade cookies, I admit that I may be slightly addicted to Lofthouse Cookies. Have you had them before? They are the softest, yummiest cookies you’ll ever buy from the grocery store.

We decided it was time to try a copycat Lofthouse sugar cookie recipe of the cookie to see if they were just as good.

I don’t think they tasted exactly like the cookie, but they were pretty similar and were definitely soft, delicious and addicting.

Lofthouse sugar cookie dough balls

How to Make Lofthouse Cookies

WET INGREDIENTS. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment Ior with a hand mixer) cream granulated sugar and butter until fluffy. Add each egg, one at a time, beating after each egg until well combined. Add sour cream and vanilla and beat well.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In another bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in your mixer, and mix on LOW until combined.

CHILL. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

PREP. Preheat oven to 375°F. After chilling, scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball (dough will be sticky).

BAKE. Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass cup and spray with cooking spray, then dip in flour and press cookie dough balls down to about a quarter to half inch thickness . Bake for 8-11 minutes.

COOL. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Lofthouse cookie smashed by cup

Frosting the cookies

CREAM. Make frosting by first creaming together the butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and 4 cups of powdered sugar.

Add heavy cream and more powdered sugar until it is the consistency you desire. Beat until smooth and add any food coloring, if desired.

FROST. Frost and add sprinkles right away.

This frosting is a little different than our classic Sugar Cookie frosting, but it’s still amazing and perfect for this cookie!

Copycat Lofthouse sugar cookies recipe frosted

Storage Tips

FREEZE the sugar cookie dough: Once the dough has been mixed chill the dough in the fridge for about an hour. Divide the dough into 4 sections. Roll each section to a 2-3 inch diameter log. Wrap with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to bake, let a the dough thaw just enough to cut the log into slices. Place slices on a baking sheet and allow to thaw completely. Bake according to recipe directions.

If you want to make shapes other than a circle allow dough to unthaw completely roll out and bake according to recipe instructions.   

STORE sugar cookies: Store baked cookies in a airtight container. Store at room temperature for 3-5 days. Freeze unfrosted cookies for up to 3 months.

STORE leftover frosting: Put leftover frosting in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 3-4 weeks or in the freezer for 4-6 months.

I seriously LOVE sugar cookies, and love that we now found a recipe that is pretty similar to the addicting Lofthouse cookies you can find in the stores.

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies Recipe stacked on plate

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5 from 28 votes

Lofthouse Sugar Cookies Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies taste just like those amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookies from the grocery store. They are SO soft and yummy.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 18 minutes

Ingredients 

Cookie

Frosting

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Instructions 

Cookie

  • In your stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) cream sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Add each egg, one at a time, beating after each egg until well combined.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla and beat well.
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in your mixer, and mix on LOW until combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • After chilling, scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball (dough will be sticky).
  • Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass cup and spray with cooking spray, then dip in flour and press cookie dough balls down.
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Frosting:

  • Make frosting by first creaming together the butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and 4 cups of powdered sugar. Add heavy cream and more powdered sugar until it is the consistency you desire. Beat until smooth and add any food coloring, if desired.
  • Frost and add sprinkles right away.

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Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 218mg, Potassium: 74mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 37g, Vitamin A: 606IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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16 Comments

  1. Donna Batrone says:

    5 stars
    Soft, light and fluffy! y new favorite cookie. We didn’t use food coloring because I didn’t have any and they were still delicious!

  2. monica says:

    5 stars
    These are my favorite special sugar cookies! thank you for sharing this recipe, they are amazing!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome!! I’m so glad you love the cookies!

  3. Joy says:

    5 stars
    My hubby loves the ones from the grocery store & I give him a hard time about it. These are 1000x better!! Luckily, he agrees! Now, he wants me to make them all the time!

  4. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    We love sugar cookies! So soft and yummy. I like how you can change the color to suit the season.

  5. Heather says:

    5 stars
    I searched so long trying to find the perfect sugar cookie recipe and finally found this one. This is the only recipe I ever use now. These are my absolute favorite sugar cookies!

  6. Autumn Marcum says:

    5 stars
    Seriously one of the best sugar cookie recipies I’ve ever made! I’ve been making them for a couple years now and they’re always a hit!

  7. Megan says:

    Does the frosting harden and can I stack these cookies?

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I probably wouldn’t stack them. It doesn’t get hard.

  8. Bre says:

    5 stars
    Love the recipes, relaxed conversation, being normal people,
    Beautiful family, love the downloadable tags, and especially the games!

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Thanks so much for saying that!

  9. Ana Maria says:

    5 stars
    Seriously delicious!

  10. Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home says:

    You’re definitely not alone in your love of sugar cookies. My Grandma always used to bake them, especially at Easter time. We usually make them at Christmas time, though I often buy the dough pre-made so all we have to do is decorate. I do love those Lofthouse Cookies though and may need to give this recipe a try. Pinning for later!