My Version of the Famous Lofthouse® Cookie


These are the cookies you can find at some of you local grocery stores. They are cakey and soft with a yummy sweet frosting and sprinkles!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
24 cookies


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package French vanilla cake mix (such as Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe)

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, plus

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • cup soybean oil


  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • cup shortening

  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheet with silicone baking mats.

  2. Beat cake mix, eggs, 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons flour, and soybean oil together in a stand mixer until stiff.

  3. Divide and roll dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheets and flatten to about 1/2-inch thick.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until somewhat firm in the center, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies sit undisturbed until set, about 5 minutes more.

  5. Spread a sheet of aluminum foil onto a countertop. Transfer cookies to foil to cool completely, at least 20 minutes.

  6. Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, shortening, half-and-half, and vanilla extract together with a hand mixer until smooth; spoon into a pastry bag and pipe onto cooled cookies or just spread onto cookies using a spatula.


Cook's Note:

You must use sprinkles to decorate the frosted cookies; if you don't, the sugar cookie fairies will come and take your cookies away, because you don't deserve them.

You can use milk in place of half-and-half depending on how thick you want your icing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
24g Fat
82g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 61g
Protein 4g
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.