Total Time
8hrs 8mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 8 mins

This was a response to a request. I haven't made these myself but they do sound good. I am not sure how many these make. I just guessed 3 dozen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  3. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or 6-8 hours).
  5. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  6. Roll out dough to a 1/4 to 3/8 inch thickness using a generous amount of flour.
  7. Cut out shapes and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Frost and decorate as desired.
Most Helpful

Very bready cookie. Too much flour and not enough sweetness to make it taste anyghing like a Loft House sugar cookie. I'm still on the look out. They don't sell anything like the loft house cookies here in Canada, so if anyone has a tried and true recipe I'd be ever so grateful if you'd share. I'm addicted to these cookies and I only get to get across the border for shopping about 4 times a year.

Jenny Olson July 09, 2002

These are pretty darn close to the store-bought Lofthouse cookies. What I would like to reiterate (a previous reviewer said it too) is that the cookies themselves are NOT overly sweet, and are supposed to be flour-y and cakey. It is in the frosting that they get that melt-in-your-mouth quality (coupled of course with the loftiness of the cookies). I did add almond flavoring myself, which made them great. One last piece of advice: these cookies are better and taste more authentic if you cover them and let them sit for a day. It makes sense, since the cookies you buy at the store are never fresh out of the oven.

Mom-taught August 27, 2009

well i did like this but i do think it should be sweeter but its still a good cookie just not exactly a lofthouse if anyone finds anything any closer please let me know

laurie drake March 29, 2004