Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies, Christmas
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Serves: 3 Dozen
Soft sugar cookies frosted with a cream cheese frosting and topped with sprinkles.
  • 1 cup softened butter (no substitute)
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar (plus a 1/4 cup for dipping glass into)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - measured correctly
For the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Add the butter, oil and sugar to a mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. Add the water and vanilla. Mix together. Add eggs one at a time.
  4. Add the baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and flour to the bowl. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Using a medium scoop, make balls of dough. Using a flat bottom glass that has been dipped in sugar, press down on cookies.
  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Do not let cookies brown on bottoms. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Combine frosting ingredients together. Beat until thick and creamy.
  8. Frost cookies and sprinkle with jimmies if using.
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