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Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

These authentic copycat lofthouse frosted sugar cookies are so good! These are the best sugar cookies that you will ever make!

Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love a really good sugar cookie? These copycat loft house frosted sugar cookies are perfect. The texture, the frosting, the sprinkles—the combination is just so good!

We love these here at my house. Especially during the Christmas baking season! We have been doing a lot of copycat recipes lately and these were next on the hit list! 

What are lofthouse sugar cookies?

Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are incredibly soft, tender, and fluffy cookies with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, reminiscent of the popular store-bought Lofthouse cookies. They are typically topped with a generous layer of rich, creamy frosting and colorful sprinkles, making them a hit among both kids and adults. These cookies are perfect for celebrations, holidays, or as an everyday treat.

Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

I was a little worried because there are simply so many ways to make a sugar cookie, but this recipe is top tier! An instant family favorite. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies(FAQs)

Q: Can I use margarine instead of butter?
A: It’s recommended to use real unsalted butter for the best flavor and texture. However, if you prefer margarine, make sure it has a high-fat content similar to butter. Q: Can I use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour?
A: Cake flour gives the cookies their signature soft and tender texture. You can make a substitute by replacing 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour with cornstarch for each cup of flour. Q: How do I prevent the cookies from spreading too much?
A: Make sure to chill the cookie dough for at least 2 hours before baking. This will prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven. Q: Can I freeze the dough for later use?
A: Yes, you can freeze the dough by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap and then placing it in an airtight container or a ziplock bag. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

Tips and Tricks For Making Sugar Cookies

  1. Don’t Overmix: When combining the wet and dry ingredients, mix just until combined to keep the cookies soft and tender.
  2. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature. This ensures an even mixture and helps in achieving a smoother texture.
  3. Even Size Cookies: Use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size. This helps in even baking.
  4. Decorate While Frosting is Wet: If you’re adding sprinkles, add them immediately after frosting the cookies so they adhere properly.

Store bought frosting in the color of your choice or you can dye with food coloring to get your desired color.

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Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

Variations for these Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

  1. Flavor Variations: Customize the frosting by adding different extracts like almond, orange, or peppermint.
  2. Holiday-Themed: Use holiday-themed sprinkles or food coloring in the frosting for festive occasions. (Like these Valentine’s Day Loft House cookies!)
  3. Chocolate Lofthouse Cookies: Replace some of the cake flour with cocoa powder to make a chocolate version.
Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

When should I serve these awesome cookies?

Birthday parties are awesome but because you can be really creative with the color of the frosting, you can make them for any holiday. 

4th of July can be white with blue and red sprinkles, Halloween can be orange frosting with black sprinkles and so much more! These can also be a fun dessert to take to a backyard bbq too!

Storage Tips

  • In an Airtight Container: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Freezing: You can freeze the frosted cookies by placing them in a single layer in an airtight container with parchment paper between each layer. Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Soft Baked Copycat LoftHouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

    Why This Recipe Works

    This Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookie recipe works well because it mimics the original by using cake flour for a soft, tender texture and a combination of butter and sour cream to keep them moist. The cookies are not overly sweet, which complements the rich, creamy frosting.

    The simple ingredients and methods used in this recipe are designed to replicate the beloved taste and texture of the classic Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, making them a perfect homemade alternative.

    What are some other fun cookie recipes to try?

    If you are looking for more amazing delicious cookies recipes be sure to check out this comprehensive list –>  The Best Cookie Recipes For Year Round Baking!

    Enjoy these cookies and be sure to let me know how much you love them!

    Soft Baked Copycat Loft House Cookies
    Yield: 27 cookies

    Soft Baked Copycat Loft House Cookies

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 14 minutes
    Additional Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 54 minutes

    These homemade copy cat loft house sugar cookies are so yummy and great for anytime.


    • 1⁄2 cup unsalted, room temperature butter
    • 3 oz cream cheese
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tbsp vanilla
    • 2 1⁄4 cup cake flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1⁄2 tsp salt


    1. Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, about 5 mins. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
    2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt, then add them to the bowl. Mix until fully combined. 
    3. Scoop even balls of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 mins.
    4. After 30 mins preheat the oven to 350 Roll the cookie dough into balls and lightly mash down the tops.
    5. Bake for 12-14 mins. 
    6. Top with store bought or home made buttercream frosting and sprinkles 

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 148Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 35mgSodium 149mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 0gSugar 8gProtein 2g

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