Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies! Yum!

Ok, so if you can't tell, my new years resolution isn't going so well. Ha! Drop 5 pounds? Not after making a batch of these soft and sweet sugar cookies! These are melt in your mouth good! And let's remember my track record with baking. These were extremely easy, and turned out just like those Lofthouse cookies you always see in the bakery. I think I need to get out of my kitchen and do another craft or a beauty post next, but I just can't help myself when I find something that looks so yummy on Pinterest. And hey, it's February which means Valentines Day, which of course means chocolate, candy, and cookies! So I'm gonna treat myself to another one of these cute heart cookies, and hunker down and watch me some Downton Abbey. Oh Lady Grantham, what will you say next?! Happy February!

The original Pin:

Visit Mom's Crazy Cooking for this wonderful recipe(and more!) and the frosting recipe. I used both!


6 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups sour cream

1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.
3. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Dough will be a little sticky and that is ok. Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1½ inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight or for at least two hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats; set aside.
5. Lightly flour the counter-top and the top of the dough. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out the cookies and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden around the edges. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Cook cookies completely before frosting.

I used the frosting recipe that can be found with this recipe on the above site or you can buy frosting from the baking isle. Either way, don't forget the sprinkles!
Happy Pinning!

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