Copycat Soft Sugar Loft Cookies

Friday, March 17, 2017
A favorite copycat soft sugar loft cookie you'll find in the supermarkets for every holiday.


Sugar loft cookies are a soft delicious sugar cookie everyone loves.


Make them for every holiday using the cookie cutters to match the theme.



Frost them then decorate with coordinating colored sugars and sprinkles.


These are as much fun to make as they are to eat!


These are perfect cookies for any kind of party and even a fundraiser.


You could even make them a bake sale and these are one of the most popular cookies for kids and the young at heart.


Check out this copycat recipe, I am sure you will be excited about the outcome!


This recipe uses simple pantry ingredients and so easy the kids can help!


Scroll down to print this easy recipe, you will find after one taste you will never buy the supermarket brands again!





these are called loft cookies. A sugar cookie that can be cut out in many shapes these are red white and blue sprinkles and colored sugar for a Patriotic party











What are Loft Cookies?



Soft Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies are the ones you see in grocery stores that are full of bright frosting and loaded with sprinkles or colored sugars.


They were my kids favorite cookie growing up.


They loved that kind of soft sugar cookie and those sprinkles were a cookie from heaven for them!


Guess what? Now as grown men, they still love them and my grandkids are head over heels for them too!




this is Antonio Valentino Iffert, he is making Loft Cookies and 5 years old with Grandma


So Easy The Kids Can Help!


Antonio was a big help cutting out the cookies and eating them!


Cookies of any kind are a favorite to a 5-year-old right? These were the most asked for!


When I was growing up, I never knew what they were called, but mom made them all the time to us they were just an Italian soft cutout cookie!


this is Antonio Valentino Iffert rolling dough for loft cookies we are making for the 4th of July and they are stars






Ingredients You Will Need


  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • softened butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • sour cream
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • optional: flavoring almond flavoring or any other kinds you like orange, anisette, lemon are all delicious
  • frosting
  • sprinkles






batter for loft cookies





Always Cream the Sugar and Butter Together



This is an important step, the butter and sugar must be combined evenly, these make a delicious tender cookie.


Don't miss creaming a softened butter, it's a must do!


If you're wondering why there are two sticks of butter, it's because I always have to double this recipe!


mixing loft cookie batter in my Kitcheaide mixer




Thick But Sticky Batter



The batter is very thick but a little sticky, only add more flour when rolling them out to keep the texture from getting dry.


You can always add as you are rolling the dough out.


very thick batter for loft cookie cutoff recipe



Cookie Cutters



I find that metal cutters work the best, I really do not like plastic cutters everything floured on plastic tends to still stick and not form properly.


Use whatever you like but that's just my take on plastic versus metal cookie cutters.





this is the perfect dough and copycat for loft cookies. The dough cuts out forms perfectly to make stars, hearts, shamrocks or any other cookie cutter form for any Holiday. Great for Christmas Cookies too.




Any Holiday




When I go into a supermarket around any holiday I see these all decorated up with frosting and sprinkles to match the holiday color.


Since it's St. Patrick's Day I decided to make shamrocks! So fun to eat and delicious.



this is the perfect dough and copycat for loft cookies. The dough cuts out forms perfectly to make stars, hearts, shamrocks or any other cookie cutter form for any Holiday. Great for Christmas Cookies too.






The Perfect Sugar Loft Cookie Cutouts for all your Holiday Needs!





I love how soft these are and they stay that way.


It sure beats all that sugary frosting that is gobbed on at the supermarket.


I lightly frost mine and for a little color to match the theme or event or Holiday. Perfect with any cookie cutter at Easter, Christmas, even the 4th of July cutting stars out!


These cookies shape into anything you want.


These are a cookie sheet of piled loft sugar cookies all baked and ready to frost



Suggestions



Although the traditional flavor is vanilla, these are great in all kinds of extract flavors.


During the fall, we like to add cinnamon and ginger to the batter along with some nutmeg and maple extract then when frosted sprinkle the tops with cinnamon and sugar.


We also love grated orange peel, lemon peel with coordinating extracts.


Anisette or even Almond extracts are terrific too.


Of course, for all the chocolate lovers out there you can even add chocolate chips to the batter!


Such a versatile dough!





this is a photo of Antonio making loft cookies and the end result with him eating them pin for later




Floured Board



Always flour the board for rolling so the dough will be easy to cut into and not stick.


I use a plastic or wood board for rolling my dough on.


I also flour my cutters, they will work better for shaping.



This is sugar cookie dough with a rolling pin, mixing bowl, flour on a cutting board ready to make cookies with





Thickness



This is a matter of preference, we love thick loft cookies, even though they rise a little, I cut my dough at least 1/2 inch in thickness.


They are light, thick and very flavorful.


I also like mine just set not overly browned, just until the edges start to brown I take them out.



This is a loft sugar cookie dough to cutout shapes with a star cookie cutter



Use Parchment Paper or Silpat Mat for Baking



I love using parchment paper, or a Silpat mat.


They will evenly brown every time and not stick.






these are called loft cookies. A sugar cookie that can be cut out in many shapes these are red white and blue sprinkles and colored sugar for a Patriotic party this is the dough ready to bake cut into stars




Perfect Cut Out Cookies



Copycat Soft Sugar Loft Cookies also great for graduation hats, baby showers and other events that I use this dough for.


I have even made them for benefits into shapes for Breast Cancer awareness and other functions.


Again just tint your frosting to match the Holiday, Benefit or School Events.


I often use beet juice, blueberry juice to get a natural coloring in the frosting.


My grandson loves zoo animals so I have a whole cookie cutter collection of several animals.


He just loves to help me bake and make cookies.


4th of july loft cookies made into stars that are red white and blue homemade from scratch these are a copycat cookie



Fun and Delicious



We have made this recipe so many ways, decorated for many holidays and it's that go-recipe nothing else compares too.


Make it fun for the whole family to decorate and enjoy seeing their creations!



these are three patriotic cookies red white and blue colored sugar for the 4th of July called loft sugar cookies




Versatile Cookie Recipe



These loft cookies are always found in popular bakeries all over, usually round circles with white frosting and sprinkles to match the theme.


Since I love making festive looking treats when we have a party or family gathering, I always use a cookie cutter. The kids love to help to make them with me.



They truly are a versatile cookie that you certainly don't have to have any reason to make them other than they are delicious with coffee, tea or a big tall glass of cold milk.


I even like them plain unfrosted. The cookie itself is delicious.


They are very easy to make with staple ingredients in the house.


Check out the simple recipe and get your creative hat on.


Make something special for any event, bake sale, party or just because they taste great.


By the way, these travel and freeze well.


If you send Christmas cookies by mail, these are perfect for making ahead of time and freeze them, thaw, frost, and mail out!




these are called loft cookies. A sugar cookie that can be cut out in many shapes these are red white and blue sprinkles and colored sugar for a Patriotic party





More Cookies Recipe To Try:





Almond joy biscotti
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie
Oreo Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
Blueberry Drop Cookies
Almond and Coconut  Chip Cookies
Rugelach





Watch my Quick Video on Making Loft Cookies













Copycat Soft Sugar Loft Cookies


these are called loft cookies. A sugar cookie that can be cut out in many shapes these are red white and blue sprinkles and colored sugar for a Patriotic party
Yield: 24
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 35 M
A favorite loft cookie that you would find everywhere in supermarkets around holiday time. These are a soft sour cream sugar cookie with frosting. A real easy cookie recipe that makes cutouts a breeze of any kind! I double this recipe, they go fast!

ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring or any other kinds you like orange, anisette, lemon are all delicious
  • frosting or choice
  • sprinkles or colored sugars

instructions:

How to cook Copycat Soft Sugar Loft Cookies

  1. Beat the sugar and the butter together until light. Add the flavoring,  the salt, sour cream, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2.  Beat in one egg at a time. Add the flour and mix until this forms a ball.
  3. Using extra flour on a board roll out around 1/2 inch thick or more whatever you like these are thick cookies and use your favorite cookies cutters to the theme of the Holiday.
  4.  Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. 
  5. Bake until edges start to turn brown around 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Cool, frost with coordinating tinted store bought frosting using food coloring of choice or make your own homemade. Use sprinkles or colored sugars to match the theme of the party or holiday.
  7. For the homemade frosting: 
  8. Beat together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons softened butter and water by the one teaspoon at the time until spreadable.
Calories
220
Fat (grams)
29
Sat. Fat (grams)
19
Carbs (grams)
27
Net carbs
19
Sugar (grams)
19
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these are called loft cookies. A sugar cookie that can be cut out in many shapes these are red white and blue sprinkles and colored sugar for a Patriotic party

8 comments

  1. Such pretty cookies…a perfect treat for St. Paddy’s Day!

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  2. I need to make some cookies for an optometrist that took some extra time with Nick last week. I may whip these up tomorrow...they'd make borh Bill and Katie happy, too! Thanks, Claudia...and welcome home!

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  3. Eeegads, luv, I KNOW THESE ARE GREAT!! I mean the ingredients are awesome, especially that sour cream!! I just know your babies are double fisted w/these cookies!! xo

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  4. I can't leave sugar cookies alone. These would be gone in no time in my house!

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  5. Definitely going to try these! I am sure they taste just as they look. I simply love your recipes, Claudia! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. a favorite of mine

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