Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chewy Frosted Sugar Cookies

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I have never had a Lofthouse cookie before, so I don't claim these are anything like them, but every time I see them in the grocery store I am so tempted.  The Supper Club that we're part of was getting together this weekend and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make my own frosted sugar cookies.  I was making a tiramisu cake for the adults and what kid would turn down a giant frosted, sprinkled, cookie?

These are pretty sweet so I think next time I might cut the sugar, but the lemon extract added a nice subtle flavor.  The frosting is my go-to sugary sweet American buttercream, which whips up nice and fluffy thanks to some added whipping cream.  I think Lofthouse cookies are a bit more cakier, but the kids loved these and I didn't mind sneaking a couple as well!

Golden Sugar Cookies
from Recipe Hall of Fame Dessert Cookbook

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring
2 cups sugar
3 egg yolks

Sift first four ingredients together and set aside.  Cream butter and extracts; gradually add sugar, creaming until fluffy after each addition.  Add egg yolks, one at a time.  Add dry ingredients in fourths to creamed mixture; beat just until blended after each addition.  Form dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  If you want extra large cookies stack two dough balls together and place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

For the Frosting:

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
a few drops gel food coloring (optional)

Combine butter and confectioner’s sugar in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat on low speed for about 1 minute, or until the butter and sugar come together (it will start off quite crumbly).  Add the whipping cream and beat on high speed until the frosting becomes light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.

Linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday 
These Chicks Cooked Link Party 
Sweet Treats Thursday 
Sweet Tooth Friday 
Sweets for a Saturday


  1. I can tell by looking at these that they are much better than Lofthouse cookies. I love frosted cookies!! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  2. Adorable! the light yellow frosting with the sprinkles is too cute. They look delicious too :)

    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

  3. Those darn Lofthouse cookies! They look so good every time, always tempting me! Great cookie recipe here!

  4. like most people I love a good frosted cookie. These look yummy!

  5. I love old fashion frosted soft sugar cookies and have never found a recipe that is exactly like the ones a lady I used to know made, and I think these might be it!! Thanks!!! Saw you on Sweet as Sugar Cookies. Stop by anytime
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  6. I can't wait to make these for the next tea party with the grand kids.

  7. mmmm, these look yummy. I am such a sucker for a frosted cookie. And I really like that your buttercream recipe calls for whipping cream, I think that makes it so much better!

    Just wanted to remind you to stop by Something Swanky this weekend! I'm doing a giveaway at the party, so you want to be there :)

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  8. Sprinkles are so much fun. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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