Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies aka Lofthouse cookies! My kids love them, they’ve tried them a couple times, and keep asking me to bake them. I just didn’t want to try and have them fail on me. Then I found a recipe from 365daysofbaking that had yogurt in it and I was sold! I finally baked ‘Lofthouse’ cookies! 

Frosted Sugar Cookies

My kids at first were like these don’t taste the same, but I told them because mine is homemade and therefore tastes better, cause its not filled with junk! They agreed and continued to stuff their faces with them! The fact I will be making them again tells ya that this recipe is a keeper!

So after trying them again, I changed up the recipe…my son the picky one said he could taste the yogurt in it…even though I couldn’t tell, and honestly that is what attracted me to this recipe in the first place! So what I did this time was use half yogurt and half sour cream. It was a hit! Everyone loved them, including the neighbours kids!:) I also made them with half salted butter, as I love to do that with cookies…and again it turned out great!

My adaptation, for original recipe follow this link: frosted-sugar-cookies.

What you will need for cookie dough:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1- 8 gr vanilla sugar
  • 1/8 vanilla bean paste (scrape the inside of 1/4 vanilla pod)

What you will need for frosting:

  • 1 and 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 stick salted butter softened
  • 4 cups icing (powder) sugar
  • 1- 8 gr vanilla sugar
  • 6 tbsp cream ( I use half & half)

Cream together the butter and sugar till light and fluffy, takes a few minutes. Add in the vanilla bean paste and vanilla sugar.

Add in eggs one at a time, then add and beat in the yogurt and sour cream.

Sift or whisk together in a bowl, the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add in the flour mixture in the butter and mix, till forms cookie dough.

Divide dough in half or 3 equal parts and wrap with cling wrap. Refrigerate over night.

When ready place a piece of wax paper on the counter top , have plenty of flour out to work with as this dough is sticky! Sprinkle flour on the wax paper, and rolling pin. Roll out dough to desired thickness, if you want thick cookies or thin. Cut out with circle cookie cutters, I used 3 different sizes. Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake at 425 for 7-8 minutes till pale on top but golden on bottom.

Remove from pan and cool on cooling rack.

For icing, cream together the butter and icing sugar, add vanilla and colour with food colouring if desired. I used Wilton gels, as very little goes a long way. I actually prefer no colour, but my kids insist! Since I rather my kids ask me to make them, rather than buy them…I oblige:)

Frosted Sugar Cookies

'lofthouse' cookies

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  1. Donika, they're gorgeous!!! Great job!!!
    I LOVE that you told the kids that yours weren't filled with junk and therefore taste BETTER!! SO true!! This is my main reason I so enjoy cooking for my family ~ even when I make goodies, they are so much healthier than the store-bought stuff. So many times I've seen cookies, a pie or cake, have wanted to buy it, but then thought why, I can MAKE that!
    Thank you, girl. Seeing these made my day!

    • Thank you so much Lynne! Same here! I am always tempted to buy ready store made cookies, pies or cakes…but after reading the ingredient list I get scared, and think I can make it at home, it will be healthier and tastier too! Thanks again Lynne I am so happy that you like them! <3 ~ Donika

  2. I was checking your cookie recipes, came across these. I might give it a try some time soon. My kids love frosted stuff I guess everybody needs a little frosting, Lol. You did an amazing job, these cookies look really yummy & I love the colors.

  3. By the way background really looks amazing, fantastic.

  4. Just to let you know I just checked the link for the recipes, your cookies, color, frosting & background & everything is just so sweet & it makes you want to make some right away. That link has adorable pictures but you nailed it really good. I love the color combo you chose, I'm gonna copy you, Lol. I'll share them with you if they turn out like I want them to be. Actually I'll still share them since cookies are cookies, they do taste good especially with frosting.

  5. Thanks for your kind & sweet words. I'll let you know when I make them InshaAllah.

  6. Thanks for a yummy batch of fabulous cookies, I can not wait to try your delicious recipe. Thanks again.

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