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Fluffy Sugar Cookies & Vanilla Frosting


Description

These fluffy sugar cookies are topped with a vanilla frosting and sprinkles just like the Lofthouse brand! Super easy to make at home.


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Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups flour, plus extra for rolling
  • Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup Crisco (sub butter)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (sub milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Add baking soda, baking powder, and flour. Mix until a soft dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
  2. Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into small circles (2 1/2 inches in diameter) and bake at 425 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Wait until cookies are cool before frosting.
  3. For the frosting, beat together all ingredients with an electric mixer until very smooth. Frosting will set lightly after a few hours.

Notes

If you are making larger cookies, increase the baking time. For small cookies, I really only needed 3 minutes for my cookies – the ones that I baked longer than 3 minutes turned out very dry. Personally, I don’t care for these cookies plain. The frosting really makes them stand out!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cookie recipe, sugar cookie, holiday cookie, christmas cookie recipe