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Homemade Lofthouse Cookies


Have you ever purchased Lofthouse cookies at your local store? Everytime I am in Albertsons, I walk through the bakery just to at least look at  them! 🙂

I love Lofthouse cookies. Every single thing about them from the fluffy cookie, sweet frosting, and yes, even the sprinkles!

I have tried a few recipes here and there with no such luck on creating the perfect copy cat, until I stumbled across a recipe I found on Pinterest! I have adapted the recipe a little and you will see this below.

Before I get started, note that these are not quick cookies and they take a little time, but every minute will be worth it once you take a bite.



1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
½ c sour cream
2½ c all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
½ Cup of Butter
2 tsp baking powder


2½ oz regular cream cheese at room temperature
1 TB French Vanilla coffee creamer (Milk works too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ Cup of Butter
3 Cups powdered sugar  (more or less can be used)
*You can add some Almond extract if you would like, just make sure to decrease your vanilla extract by that amount. 


We will start by making your cookie dough. If you are lucky and own a KitchenAid, pull it out. If not, grab a hand mixer and a mixing bowl and get ready to have some fun.

1. Cream your egg, granulated sugar, sour cream, butter, and vanilla – feel free to mix it for a few minutes.
2.  In a small, separate bowl, mix your baking powder, flour, and baking soda.
3. Add your powder mixture into you creamed mixture, slowly will be the trick here!
4. Once you have everything thoroughly mixed,  cover your bowl and put it into your refrigerator.

Now, remember when I told you earlier that these were not quick cookies – here is why. You need to let the dough sit in the refrigerator for a MINIMUM of 2 hours, up to 24 hours. I let mine sit in my refrigerator for around 18 hours.

After you have pulled the dough from the fridge, it is time to get messy!

First things first, grab your cookie sheets and line with parchment paper. If you have never used parchment paper, I refer to this as the holy grail of the baking world I LOVE IT. You can bake anything on this stuff and it’s non-stick and you don’t even need to use a spatula to remove cookies!!

Anyhow, once you have your cookie sheets ready, go ahead and preheat your oven to 350°.

Grab a small bowl and put an inch or so thick of granulated sugar.

Now you are ready for the messy part!! The dough for these cookies is kind of sticky – make sure to remove any rings you may have on.

1. Grab a spoonful (or use your hands like me) of dough and form a ball roughly the size of a ping pong ball.
2. Dip your dough ball into the sugar bowl so that roughly half of it is  covered in sugar.
3. Place on the cookie sheets about 2″ apart.
4. Once you have all your dough balls on your cookie sheet, press each one down about half their height. You don’t want to completely flatten them though.
5. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cookies bottom edges are slightly golden.
6. Take out of the oven and let sit on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes. You can place your 2nd cookie sheet in now if you have one.
7. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on cooling racks.
8. Get started on your next batch, you can reuse your parchment paper.

Once all of your cookies are done and cooling on your racks you can get started making your frosting. (If you don’t plan on frosting your cookies soon, make sure to place the cookies in an air tight container or they may get hard.)

1. In a mixing bowl, add your vanilla, cream cheese, creamer (or milk) and butter and cream them.
2. Add a cup or 2 of powdered sugar, mix well.
3. If you want the frosting thicker, add more sugar.
4. Add optional food coloring if you want to color the frosting now.

Now you can frost your cookies. Of course top with sprinkles for an added piece of awesomeness! 🙂

These cookies are pretty A – M – A – Z – I – N – G!

Make sure to pin this recipes on your favorite desserts board on Pinterest because you won’t want to lose it! Are you following Discount Queens on Pinterest yet?


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