These classic Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are soft and puffy cake-like sugar cookies that taste just like the original! Topped with homemade buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles, these cookies will bring your right back to your childhood!
Prep Time25 minutesmins
Cook Time10 minutesmins
Total Time35 minutesmins
Keyword: cookie recipes, lofthouse style sugar cookies, sugar cookies
Author: Alyssa Rivers
1/4 teaspoonalmond extract
3cupall purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
2tablespoonswhole milk,more as needed
food coloring to color frosting(optional)
sprinkles to decorate(optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts,. Mix well until incorporated.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
You can either roll out the dough 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface and cut cookies in circular shapes, or you can scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop, roll the dough in a ball in your hand and lightly flatten it into a circular shape. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. They will be very lightly browned around the edges.
Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.
Add the butter to a mixer and cream for about 2 minutes.
Slowly add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
Add vanilla and milk and continue to beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.
Originally Posted on February 8. 2015Updated on July 31, 2023