Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

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Mmm-mm-mm! As this recipe’s first reviewer I can happily report that it is a winner! These are soft pillows of sugar cookie goodness, frosted with the most luxurious creamy, billowy buttercream. Melt in your mouth, not too sweet and pretty too. Perfect in my mind. Except… it’s a good thing that rolling out sugar cookies isn’t my thing and I had planned to roll these into balls and flatten them all along. This dough is so soft and so gooey that there is no way you could roll it out if you follow the recipe as written. And, since the dough is made with shortening, refrigerating it would do nothing to firm it up. If you are hell bent on rolling these out, you’ll have to add more flour. A better option? Just roll these into about 1” balls, roll in sugar, then flatten to about 1/4” with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. For soft cookies, bake until set but before they begin to turn brown around the edges.

Definitely a keeper. For the comments the batter was too sticky, I put in it the fridge for about 30 minutes. Stiffened it up and the rolling was easy. Thank you!

Great cookie! Pillowy soft! I used butter instead of shortening, decreased the salt to a half tsp. and used half of the frosting. I agree with the previous reviewer that these cookies are way to sticky to roll, so I used a round cookie scoop and dropped them directly onto the cookie sheet. My cookie scoop was quite large so I baked them for 14 minutes while not over baking! They were not at all flat and looked beautiful after frosting and topping with fall sprinkles.

This recipe came out EXACTLY like Loft cookies. So soft and delicious! I didn’t use the frosting recipe on this page because 3 cups of confectioners sugar sounded like a TON! But none the less, cookies are amazing. Didn’t change a thing about the recipe. Highly recommend!

AWESOME!!!I just plopped down 2 Tbls of dough, per cookie, onto a baking sheet and baked them that way ! They are SOOOOO yummy!!!! I will definatley make this recipe over and over again!

Good standard sugar cookie. It was a little sweet (even for sugar cookies), but other than that it was very good. Also, good ratio of ingredients. I hate it when I end with a bunch of extra frosting or dough after I’m finished. I have to make the obnoxious decision of either eating it and feeling gross or throwing out a bunch of unused ingredients. This one got it right on the money.

Really good! I made this recipe, following the review suggestions and because my husband likes sweeter frosting, I added 1/4 cup more powdered sugar and 2 more tbsp of milk. Simple, quick and toddler approved!


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
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