Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lofthouse Grocery Store Sugar Cookies

I made these the other day and they DO taste like the ones in the grocery store. I made Packer colors for gameday last Sunday. I used a jelly jar to cut out the cookies, since I do not have a round cookie cutter. I got 78 cookies.


Lofthouse Grocery Store Sugar Cookies
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1 cup unsalted butter, softened (Beth used salted butter)
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups sour cream
5-6 cups flour (until desired consistency for rolling)

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together baking soda, baking powder & 5 cups flour, set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, mix until incorporated. Mix in sour cream. Place mixer on low speed and add in flour mixture a little at a time, until all is fully incorporated. If dough does not seem the right consistency to roll, add a little more flour a 1/4 cup at a time, adding no more than 1 cup additionally. Dough will still be sticky. Divide dough into two balls and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Liberally flour your rolling area. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness, flouring generously. Dough will be very sticky. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out circles & place them on baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, until pale golden. Cool on wire rack. Once cool, frost & decorate. Allow frosting to set then store in an air tight container and allow cookies to sit for a few more hours before serving for the flavors to develop further.
Frosting:
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract (use clear vanilla if you are leaving frosting white)
food coloring (optional)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the confectioner's sugar & shortening. Gradually add in the milk until incorporated. Mix in vanilla. Beat until smooth & creamy, approximately 5 minutes. Add food coloring if desired.

4 comments:

  1. Can I just say, YUM!!!! I am usually a stickler for homemade goodies, but I am WEAK when it comes to those lofthouse cookies. I am going to have to try this one!

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  2. Let me just say that my hubby can't stop eating these. I just took the last few cookies out of the freezer for him! They were SUPPOSED to be for his lunches!

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  3. Just made these for my friend's birthday (added rainbow sprinkles for a funfetti look), and I'm fairly certain I've eaten at least half a dozen by myself before they were even all iced and sprinkled. SO GOOD. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. CGriff, so glad you liked them. I made these for Valentine's day this year--made them different heart shapes. Think my next batch will be with a TX cookie cutter!

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