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The Best Copycat Valentine’s Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

by Nellie

These Copycat Valentine’s Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are so adorable a cute to make for sweethearts day! Great for parties and at home fun!

Why are Lofthouse cookies so popular?

Lofthouse cookies are popular for their soft and chewy texture, thick coating of icing, and sprinkle-covered tops. The sweet combination of vanilla and almond makes them irresistible.

Plus, they come in a variety of shapes and colors that make them ideal for Valentine’s Day parties or gifting to your special someone. They also offer an abundance of decorating ideas to make them extra festive. From hearts and stars to flowers, the possibilities are endless.

How can Lofthouse cookies be made for Valentine’s Day?

Making Lofthouse sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones. To start, preheat your oven to 375°F. Next, roll out the cookie dough and use Valentine-themed cookie cutters to create festive shapes. Bake for 7–10 minutes until lightly golden brown around the edges.

Once cool, spread a generous layer of pink frosting on top of each cookie and sprinkle with red and white nonpareils or other Valentine-themed decorations. Finally, stack the cookies on a plate or platter and enjoy!

These Copycat Valentine’s Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

Where should you serve these Valentine’s Day Lofthouse cookies?

These festive and delicious cookies are sure to be a hit for any Valentine’s Day celebration. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or just having a romantic dinner for two, these cookies make the perfect addition. Serve them at your party on a cake stand with other snacks, or package them up as sweet treats to share with friends and family.

How do you store these cookies?

To ensure that your Lofthouse sugar cookies stay fresh and delicious, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

If you’re planning to gift them or transport them somewhere else, wrap each cookie individually with plastic wrap before placing it in the container. This will help maintain their shape and prevent crumbling.

Can you freeze these copycat lofthouse cookies?

Yes, it’s possible to freeze these Valentine’s Day Lofthouse sugar cookies. To do so, place the cooled and decorated cookies on a baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour until completely frozen.

Once frozen, remove them from the tray and wrap each cookie securely with plastic wrap before storing them in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat them, simply thaw at room temperature for an hour before serving.

These Copycat Valentine’s Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday with your loved ones! Sweet and festive treats that everyone will love, they make great gifts or party snacks. Try making them for your next Valentine’s Day celebration!

What ingredients do you need for these lofthouse cookies?

  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Red food dye
  • Pink, red and white sprinkles

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The Best Copycat Valentine's Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
Yield: 28-30 cookies

The Best Copycat Valentine's Day Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

These adorable copycat lofthouse cookeies are great for classroom parties, or even a fun treat to make at home!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon almond extract
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Red food dye
  • Pink, red and white sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Whisk together and set aside.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl combine the butter and sugar, blending together until fluffy.
  5. Add the egg to the mixture and combine.
  6. Add the sour cream and extracts to the mixture and combine.
  7. Take your dry ingredients that were set aside and fold into the wet ingredients until a dough has formed.
  8. Make this dough into a large ball, flatten slightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  10. Prep a clean surface with flour and  a rolling pin.
  11. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  12. Take the chilled dough and place on the floured surface rolling the dough out to about a ¼ inch thickness.
  13. Take a heart cookie cutter and cut out the cookies, placing on the prepared parchment covered baking sheet.
  14. Take any leftover scraps and reroll out to create as many cookies as you can with the dough.
  15. Bake in the oven for 8-9 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are starting to turn color.
  16. While the cookies are in the oven dye your buttercream frosting red.
  17. Let the cookies cool completely out of the oven, about 20 minutes.
  18. Spread each cookie with a thin layer of  buttercream frosting and top with lots of valentine’s themed sprinkles.
  19. Enjoy

Notes

You want these cookies to be pale when out of the oven, so don’t bake until browned, but a slight tanner color than when placed in the oven

You can make these any shape you want with any cookie cutter

Perfect to serve with milk

Don’t skip on the cornstarch, that's what gives these cookies the iconic loft-house softness.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 48mgSodium 173mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 4g

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