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Halloween Lofthouse-Style Soft Sugar Cookies

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Lofthouse sugar cookies are those delicious cookies you find in the bakery of your grocery store. Here’s how to make them at home!

Inactive time: 4 hours or up to 12 hours.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 3-⅓ cups All-purpose Flour (plus Extra For Dusting)
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¾ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1-½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cups Unsalted Butter, Softened To Room Temperature
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ whole Vanilla Bean, Split In Half Lengthwise, With Seeds Scraped Out
  • ½ cups Sour Cream, Softened To Room Temperature
  • ¼ cups Cream Cheese, Softened To Room Temperature
  • ¼ cups Seasonal Sprinkles (optional)
  • FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • ½ cups Unsalted Butter, Softened To Room Temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2-½ cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Half-and-half

Preparation

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, with paddle attachment fixed, cream together the sugar and butter. One at a time, crack each egg into the bowl, mixing to combine before adding the next. Once incorporated, add the vanilla extract, seeds from vanilla bean, sour cream and cream cheese. Beat again to combine until all of the ingredients come together.

In 1/2 cup increments add the dry ingredients into the wet and continue mixing until you have added it all. Mix until everything comes together and a soft dough forms. It should be sticky, but slightly firm. If it’s too runny add a tablespoon more of flour at a time until you get a more firm consistency. Dump the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and wrap it up. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Once your dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 425 F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Set aside.

Generously flour a work surface, unwrap your dough and place onto the floured surface. Dust the top of the dough with more flour. Taking a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Cut shapes out of your dough with a cookie cutter (I used a circular cookie and Halloween shaped cookie cutters). Once you have cut as many shapes as possible, place the shapes onto your prepared baking sheets (I had a dozen and a half total, but this will vary depending on the cookie cutter you decide to use). You can re-roll the scraps of dough and cut again so that you use as much as possible.

Bake at 425 F for 8-9 minutes or until they begin to brown slightly around the edges and feel slightly firm to the touch. Remove from oven and immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

While your cookies are cooling, prepare you buttercream frosting. In the bowl of your stand mixer with paddle attachment fixed, cream the butter until soft and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the vanilla extract and mix again to combine. In 1/2 cup increments, while the mixer is on its lowest speed, add the confectioner’s sugar until it is all incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat for about 30 seconds. Add in the half-and-half, and beat again for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Once cool, frost the cookies with the buttercream frosting. Sprinkle with sprinkles (if desired). Once the buttercream has set, transfer to an airtight container where the cookies will keep for about a week. Enjoy!

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Lisa on 12.29.2013

I tried these cookies for the first time this Christmas. My son and I made them and frosted them and they were delicious!! I usually don’t care for cookies like this, but I have been eating them everyday. I love them!!! These will be our holiday cookies from now on! Thanks for the recipe!

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Lisa on 12.29.2013

Delicious cookies! We made them exactly per the recipe and they came out perfectly. They are so soft and not too sweet, like some cookies. I have been eating them like crazy. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe!

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