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« on: February 24, 2013 05:41:02 PM »

We all love those super soft lovely iced cookies at the grocery store that are crazy expensive that we eat in one sitting, hovered in the corner and not sharing. NOW we can all have our own cookies and eat them too.

Here goes:
Cookies:

6 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Cup. butter, at room temperature
2 Cups. granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Sour cream

Frosting:

1 Cups butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons heavy cream
Several drops food coloring
Multi-colored Sprinkles

Directions:

In the mixing bowl cream the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. Dough will be a bit sticky. Divide dough into two pieces, freeze one hour until firm.  Roll dough in 2 inch balls and flatten with the heel of your hand and place on baking sheets coated in cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Bake for 7 minutes, until pale golden. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Best to work in small batches while keeping the remainder of the dough chilled.

To make the frosting, cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved. If desired, tint.

Once cookies have cooled completely, frost and add sprinkles.


Makes 6 dozen

ENJOY!!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013 06:37:39 PM »

YUMMM! I am definitely going to make these! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013 04:23:16 AM »

Those look great!
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 09:00:27 AM »

Yumm!  Lofthouse are my favs and yes..I do sit in the corner and not share Grin

 I've tried several recipes looking for the Lofthouse knockoff and although they tasted really good, I've not had success in getting the texture like the Lofthouse in the end product the way I want. I love that shortbread type of consistency but it's always on the more cakey side and not the dense yet melt in your mouth like the Lofthouse. Really good! But not the same. I don't know what their secret is to that cookie but I love the consistency.

Did you find the secret to my Lofthouse dilemma? Smiley

These look so yummy and thanks for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 09:42:31 AM »

I think the sour cream will cure your dilemma. I love the fluffy softness of the original lofthouse brand and this recipe is so close it'll scare ya. It's not shortbready it's very soft in the middle
If you do try them I would love to hear feedback, comments and criticism. Good luck!
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