Ever had Lofthouse Sugar Cookies? Yeah, me too. Yum 🙂

I’ve been making sugar cookies for several years now, and I have NEVER been able to make a batch so soft and yummy as the ones I made last weekend. [See photos below for a good drooling] 😉

The cookies themselves are NOT very sugary. They are soft, and have a slight sweetness to them. However, then add the frosting on top, and you have a sensationally sugary burst of deliciousness that pops into your mouth.

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Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies – The Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookies

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 0.75 c. vegetable oil
  • 1.25 c. sugar (plus a 0.25 c. for dipping glass into)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 0.5 tsp. baking soda
  • 0.5 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 4 c. flour (maybe a little more or less depending on the texture of the dough)
  1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare the cookie sheet using parchment paper, foil or cooking spray.
  3. Mix butter, oil and sugar.
  4. Then, add water and vanilla.
  5. Add each egg, one at a time.
  6. Add baking soda, cream of tartar.
  7. Add flour a little at a time and beat together on low-medium setting. Pay very close attention to the consistency of the cookies – ensure adding just enough.
  8. Make balls of dough and cover well in sugar.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should not be brown. Just bake long enough for the sides to set up.
  10. Frost the cookies and enjoy! 🙂
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  • 4 tbsp. Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. Milk
  • Food Coloring, optional
  1. Mix and frost! One note about how much milk to add… simply ensure that the frosting isn’t TOO runny 🙂

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Shout out to RFC for the original cookie recipe. I have modified it in a few places 🙂


Your Turn

Your Turn is a place for me to ask you questions! Be sure to answer them in the comments below! :)

  • What is your favorite cookie?
  • Do you have a knack for making soft cookies? What’s your secret?
  • Favorite frosting flavor, ready, set go!

  • Oh man, those Lofthouse cookies are such a guilty obsession for me! 😛 love that you found a good recipe for replicating them. .. yum!!