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Lofthouse Soft Sugar Cookies Copycat

Super soft Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, a recipe made from scratch with that irresistible frosting and sprinkles! If you want the best sugar cookies at home - Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies are it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Lofthouse Soft Sugar Cookies Copycat


Dough Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • With your mixer cream together 1/2 cup softened butter with 1 cup sugar and mix for a couple of minutes until smooth.
  • Add in sour cream, eggs, and vanilla and mix well. 
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
  • Measure three tablespoons of dough for each cookie. Use your hands to roll each piece of cookie dough into a smooth ball.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheets, making sure to leave about 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 a bit but this is what you want. Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and repeat the process until all of the dough is gone.
  • To make the frosting, 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 and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Use a knife to slather each cookie with frosting. Top with sprinkles.


You can make these a bit smaller by using 2 tablespoons of dough and baking for 10 minutes.