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Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

With our Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies recipe, you can make your favorite store-bought frosted sugar cookie at home for so much cheaper!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, copycat recipe
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 174kcal
Cost: $7.05


  • baking sheet
  • wire rack
  • measuring cups
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • handheld mixer
  • pastry spatula



  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ - 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream or milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Gel food coloring of your choice optional


  • Sprinkles optional



  • Move the oven rack to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sour cream, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Mix until well combined.
  • Roll dough into 2 inch balls.
  • Dip the bottom of a glass into water and slightly flatten the dough with the glass.


  • Bake at 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are puffed slightly, they’re set, and the bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Then, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy and smooth.
  • Gradually add in powdered sugar.
  • Beat in ½ tablespoon cream. Add more cream until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat well.
  • Add gel coloring of your choice and beat until the desired color is reached.


  • Spread frosting on the cookies and add sprinkles. Serve.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg