Sunday, November 14, 2010

An experiment, because my Dad LOVES Sugar Cookies!

I saw a blog on Allrecipes the other day detailing Homemade Lofthouse Cookies. Lofthouse Cookies are the frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles you buy in the little plastic boxes at the grocery store, Target, Wal-Mart...etc. They are ridiculously soft and very tasty. I saw the recipe, and decided to give it a try.

The star ingredients! The recipe is on the bake of the Jiffy Baking Mix...and to get the authentic taste, don't make any substitutions. I don't normally cook with Crisco...but it was perfect in these cookies! The only place I have found the Baking Mix is at Wal-Mart...near the Bisquick. About $2 a box.

Using a hand mixture, blend the ingredients just until well incorporated. This makes more of a "batter" than a "dough". 

I used a large Star Tip and my pastry bag to pipe the batter onto my cookie sheet. I made these a second time as well just spooning the mixture on. Both ways worked great, but piping gives them a beautiful shape.

Top with your favorite Decorator or Buttercream frosting. Light, fluffy and crazy soft. I can see making these a little too often :)

Note: I got 18 normal sized cookies from this written, if you made 36 cookies like the recipe calls for, they would be smaller than an Oreo.


  1. Good, going.... wink wink!! Glad you followed the cookies. Aren't the wonderful?

  2. Perfectly perfect! Thanks for the tip on piping the batter- much easier! What a wonderful find!

  3. Those look great! I love how you piped the dough onto the cookie sheet!