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Lofthouse Style Soft Cookies

Soft cookies loaded with a creamy frosting. Skip the store and make these popular cookies at home!

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My family (me included) love Lofthouse cookies.

You know the ones. The frosted soft cookies that are in almost every bakery section of every grocery store? If you don’t, that’s perfectly ok. You can just make these! These taste exactly the same. 👍

These are a very soft cookie. Almost cake-like. They literally melt in your mouth and topping them with a thick, creamy frosting makes then even better.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour + Baking soda + Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Sour cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk

No sour cream in your fridge? You can replace it with plain Greek yogurt.

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Recipe Notes:

  • Be sure your butter is softened before adding it to the batter.
  • Don’t forget to refrigerate the dough after mixing it and before baking. The dough is soft and this will firm it up before you start to work with it. Refrigerate for at least an hour. If desired, you can refrigerate longer or overnight.
  • Don’t want to make the frosting homemade? Use your favorite vanilla packaged variety.
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Yield: approx 18 cookies

Lofthouse Style Soft Cookies

Lofthouse Style Soft Cookies #cookies #lofthouse #dessert #tableforsevenblog

Soft cookies loaded with a creamy frosting. Skip the store and make these popular cookies at home!

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 11 minutes



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick), butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 TBSP milk


  1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl. beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg, vanilla and sour cream. Mix until combined.
  3. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  4. Your dough will be soft and a bit sticky.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.
  6. When dough is ready, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or mats.
  8. Scoop dough by the tablespoons ( approx 2 TBSP each cookie). Roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Lightly press down on each ball to flatten just a bit. Repeat with remainder of dough.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  10. Let cookies sit on cookie sheets just for a few minutes before removing. Then, cool completely on wire racks before frosting.


  1. Beat frosting ingredients until fully combined and fluffy.
  2. Frost on cooled cookies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Monday 7th of March 2022

Oh wow, I want to try this recipe....I love Lofthouse cookies, and I know my husband would go nuts over these. So would my son. They'd be gone in a flash!

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