The frosted sugar cookies are so light and fluffy, it is hard to not call them cake! Topped with a delicious frosting, these lofthouse-style sugar cookies are always a hit!
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Frosted Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

The frosted sugar cookies are so light and fluffy, it is hard to not call them cake! Topped with a delicious frosting, these lofthouse-style sugar cookies are always a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: lofthouse style sugar cookies, lofthouse sugar cookies
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

For the Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookie Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tablespoons half and half divided
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions

For the Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookies:

  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and combine well. Increase speed of mixer after both eggs have been incorporated. Add in vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients through salt with a whisk. Using the paddle attachment of mixer, gradually incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture until all has been combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Gently press cookie dough with the palm of your hand to flatten.
  • Place into preheated oven and back for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet while making frosting.
  • To make Lofthouse-Style Cookie Cake:
  • Spray a 9-inch skillet or cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour cookie dough into skillet or pan and gently spread evenly to all edges of pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cookie cake comes out clean.
  • Set aside while making frosting.

Lofthouse-Style Cookie Frosting - Vanilla Bean Buttercream

  • In a large bowl, cream butter. Gradually add confectioner's sugar at 1/2 cup a time. After each cup has been added, increase speed of mixer to incorporate more air. Once all sugar has been added, add in vanilla bean paste and mix well.
  • Gradually add half and half, one tablespoon at a time until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
  • Spread frosting on top of cooled cookies or cookie cake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles (optional) and serve!

Notes

If you do not have Vanilla Bean Paste, you can simply substitute vanilla extract.