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These copycat lofthouse cookies are the softest and fluffiest sugar cookies ever! They are the copycat recipe of all those store-bought cookies, only without preservatives and incredibly more delicious!
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Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

These copycat lofthouse cookies are the softest and fluffiest sugar cookies ever! They are the copycat recipe of all those store-bought cookies, only without preservatives and incredibly more delicious!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 5 dozen
Calories 160kcal
Author Mila Furman

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened to room temp, cut into cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
  • 2 cups confectioners or castor sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • food coloring optional

Instructions

Cookies

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    • Cream together butter and sugar in a mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix for a couple of minutes until light and smooth.
    • Add in cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.
    • Meanwhile, in a seperate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
    • Take a ball of dough about the size of a baseball and roll into a smooth ball.
    • Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Cut out desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, leave about 1 inch in between each cookie. Continue to use the dough until it is all done.
    • You can also just use a 1 inch ice cream scooper and then smoosh the cookies with the back of your hand as I do above.
    • Bake for 10-11 minutes, then immediately remove from the oven. The cookies will appear under-baked a bit but this is what you want.
    • Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and repeat the process until all of the dough is gone.

    Frosting

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

    Notes

    1. Make sure you watch the cookies when they are baking! Make the first batch a smaller batch so that you can test the time needed. For instance in my house the cookies were done at exactly 10 minutes. At my friends house I had to remove them at 9 because after that they started browning.