Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

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Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe for delicious homemade Lofthouse cookies, similar to the ones you find in the store. These cookies are super soft, topped with a sweet frosting, and adorned with colorful sprinkles – perfect for all you frosted cookie enthusiasts!

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • *For the cookie dough:*
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

*For the frosting:*

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 2-4 tbsp whole milk at room temperature
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Optional: food coloring
  • Sprinkles


*For the cookie dough:*

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and room temperature eggs. Mix on low until just combined.
  • While the mixer is on low, gradually add in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just incorporated; avoid overmixing.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a large cookie scoop to make dough balls (about 3 tablespoons each) and place them 2-3 inches apart.
  • Flatten the dough balls with the bottom of a round glass. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are set. Allow to cool on the pan for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

*For the frosting:*

  • While the cookies cool, prepare the frosting. In a stand mixer, beat together the softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Gradually add in the whole milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
  • If desired, add food coloring to the frosting.

*To decorate:*

  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of frosting on each cooled cookie and top with sprinkles.
  • Enjoy your homemade Lofthouse cookies!

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