Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookies

                                      Lofthouse-Style Sugar Cookies

Those darn, addictive, overly sweet, over-priced, Lofthouse cookies, from the grocer. I honestly think they are made from a yellow cake mix. I think I'll give it a try eventually, but for now, this is the recipe I use, whenever I get a Lofthouse craving. The cookie is not very sweet, to compensate for the very sweet frosting. These are really good...nice and soft, but they're not, Lofthouse.

1/4cup butter-softened
1/4cup shortening
1cup confectioner's sugar
1/2tsp. baking soda
1/2tsp. meringue powder
pinch of salt
1 egg
2Tbl. sour cream
3tsp. vanilla
2cups flour

Beat together, the butter, and shortening, until fluffy.
Beat in the sugar, baking soda, meringue powder, and salt.
Add the egg, vanilla, and sour cream. Beat until fluffy.
Add the flour, and beat until well combined. Cover and chill for 1-hour.
Roll 1Tbl. of the dough into a ball. Flatten to about 1/4-inch thick, and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350* until set, but not browned, about 10 minutes. Cool completely and frost. Makes 16 cookies.

For the frosting:
1/4cup butter-softened
1/4cup shortening
1tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
6 drops red food coloring
2cups confectioner's sugar
Beat together, the butter and shortening, until fluffy.
Beat in the vanilla salt and food color, until well combined.
Beat in the sugar, one cup at a time, until fluffy. Frost the cookies, and add sprinkles, if you like.

Roll 1Tbl. of dough, into a ball, then flatten into 1/4-inch thick disk.

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