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Lofthouse® Sugar Cookie Rip-Off

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is similar to the sugar cookies purchased at bakeries. Roll them no more than 1/4 inch for true lofthouse, thicker if you like a more cake-like cookie. These do not brown on the edges, but when cooled, you will notice the light golden brown underneath. This is a delicate flavor cookie, not sugary sweet. The sweetness will come from the icing that you choose to use; confectioners' sugar mixed with milk is your best bet."
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8 h 33 m servings 178
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. Beat sugar and butter together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat sour cream and vanilla extract with the last egg.
  2. Mix 5 cups flour, baking soda, and baking powder together in a separate bowl; beat with the creamy mixture until just incorporated into a dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured sheet of waxed paper on a flat work surface. Sprinkle flour on top of dough and put another sheet of waxed paper atop the dough. Roll dough out to 1/4- to 3/8-inch thick, using additional flour to keep dough from sticking and to get the best consistency for rolling. Cut rolled dough with cookie cutters into desired shapes and arrange onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until set along the edges, about 8 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 178 calories; 7.7 24.9 2.7 33 96 Full nutrition

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I am really not sure how to rate this one. I have never had a Lofthouse cookie, thus anything to compare it to. These turned out like slightly sweet biscuits. I read the intro to the recipe that...

The cookies are delicious and look fantastic. All you need is a good frosting recipe. It's very difficult to work with the dough. You definitely have to chill it overnight. I placed a few cups o...