Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies - Pillowy soft sugar cookies loaded with perfectly sweet frosting! Lofthouse copycat but way better!
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Keyword: cookies, frosted, lofthouse, soft, sugar
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
1cupunsalted butter, softened
1/2cupunsalted butter, at room temperature
2tablespoonsshortening(optional - helps develop that harder crust)
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
2 1/2 - 3cupspowdered sugar
food coloring to color frosting(optional)
candy sprinkles to decorate(optional)
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk the dry ingredients together, then add to the creamed mixture. The dough will be sticky. Cover, and chill dough overnight.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
Place cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do NOT over-bake! Remove the cookies from the oven just before the edges turn golden. Allow cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the frosting: Cream the butter and shortening together in a stand mixer or using your hand mixer for 3 minutes. Add salt, vanilla then slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time then add the remainder of powdered sugar until desired consistency and taste is reached (you may not need it all) and continue to beat until smooth.
The number of cookies yielded will depend on the cookie cutter size you use.