Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

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Try making these Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies at home – they’re just like the lofthouse cookies from the store, but even better for your next BBQ, pool party, or beach day!

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Servings 20


**For the cookies:**

  • 1 cup room temperature butter salted or unsalted
  • 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 room temperature butter salted or unsalted
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 2-4 tbsp heavy cream or milk at room temperature


**For the cookies:**

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).
  • Add vanilla, almond extract, and eggs. Mix on low until just incorporated.
  • While mixing on low, slowly add in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just incorporated; don’t overmix.
  • Use a large cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons of dough per cookie) to make dough balls. Space them 2-3 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  • Use a round glass to press the bottom onto the cookie dough to flatten.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are just set. Let them cool on the pan for 3 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack to cool completely.

**For the frosting:**

  • While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting. In a stand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract until smooth.
  • Add in heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. Add food coloring if desired.

**To decorate:**

  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of frosting on the cooled cookies and add sprinkles.
  • Enjoy your homemade Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies!

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