Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Recipe (Christmas)



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Christmas Lofthouse Cookies with frosting are easy to make! These sugar cookies are super soft and freeze well!

Lofthouse sugar cookies with frosting are arguably the softest, most delicious sugar cookie ever . Often times you will find them sold in stores like Walmart but they are super easy to make at home and are very much a DIY recipe.

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My original copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookie recipe is one of the most popular cookie recipes on my website so I decided to make a Christmas version. There is no better time for easy, super soft delicious sugar cookies than Christmas time. I don’t know about you but rolling out dough and cutting out cookies does not top my list of favorite activities. This recipe involves none of that!

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This Christmas version of Lofthouse cookies can be made so many different ways! You can use red, green, or white frosting and you can use any variety of Christmas sprinkles that you’d like. I stuck with a pretty basic white frosting with Christmas sprinkles.

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Can I freeze Lofthouse Sugar Cookies?

Lofthouse sugar cookies freeze incredibly well. In fact, I still have several in my freezer just waiting to be eaten. Here’s how to freeze Lofthouse cookies:

  1. arrange – cookies on a baking sheet in a single layer
  2. freeze – for a couple of hours until frozen
  3. transfer – the frozen cookies to a freezer ziplock bag or an air-tight container with each layer separated with parchment paper.

You can keep frozen Lofthouse cookies in the freezer for up to three months. If you’re trying to get ahead on your holiday baking, this is a really great option!

How do I make Christmas Lofthouse Cookies?

The method for making a super soft Lofthouse cookies is simple.

  1. Make the dough – you’ll need sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and baking soda along with sour cream.
  2. Shape the dough into balls – use 3 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie
  3. Arrange – the dough balls on a cookie sheet, evenly spaced
  4. Flatten – gently flatten each dough ball a bit
  5. Bake

The frosting for these cookies is a pretty basic, standard buttercream frosting. You’ll need:

  1. powdered sugar
  2. butter – softened to room temp
  3. milk
  4. vanilla extract – for flavor

After the frosting is made you can add in any food coloring that you wish. I personally liked keeping a white frosting and using colorful Christmas sprinkles but red or green frosting, or even blue frosting with white snowflake sprinkles would look awesome!

Why are Lofthouse sugar cookies so crumbly?

The secret to a soft sugar cookie is the use of both baking soda and baking powder.

More Christmas Treats to make:

Here are 5 must-make treats this Christmas season:

1. Elf on the Shelf Cupcakes

2. Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

3. Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

4. Candy Cane Truffles

5. Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Sugar cookies are the perfect treat for any special occasion like Valentine’s Day or Easter, but especially Christmas and especially if you love sugar cookies but don’t want to have to deal with rolling out sugar cookie dough.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for DIY Lofthouse cookies. While you can find them at many grocery stores, nothing beats a homemade sugar cookie! Enjoy!

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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Recipe (Christmas)

Lofthouse Christmas Sugar Cookies are super soft, slathered in delicious frosting.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temp
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temp


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • With your mixer, cream together ½ cup softened butter with 1 cup granulated sugar and mix for 2-3 minutes, until smooth.
  • Add in sour cream, eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix.
  • Measure three tablespoons of cookie dough for each cookie then use your hands to roll the cookie dough into a smooth ball.
  • Place on uncreased cookie sheets leaving 1 inch between each cookie. Use your hand to lightly flatten the dough a bit.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes then immediately remove from the oven. The cookies will appear under-baked but this is what you want. Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and repeat the process until the dough is gone.

Frosting Directions

  • Beat butter with a mixer for about 30 seconds, then add in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add in vanilla and 1-2 tablespoons of milk until light and fluffy.
  • Use a knife to slather each cookie with frosting. Top with Christmas sprinkles.


You can opt to make smaller cookies by using two tablespoons of cookie dough and baking for 10 minutes.
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