Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

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"These taste just like Loft House sugar cookies and are just as soft."


1 h servings 166 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 114 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat vegetable shortening, white sugar, 1/4 cup milk, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl. Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Slowly beat flour mixture into shortening mixture to make a smooth dough.
  3. Roll dough out 1/4-inch thick on a floured work surface and cut into shapes. Arrange cookies on baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until frosting is spreadable and slightly fluffy. Frost cooled cookies.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I find it better to use round shapes or large shapes without a lot of detail to make the cookie stay soft.
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  1. 45 Ratings


Mmm-mm-mm! As this recipe's first reviewer I can happily report that it is a winner! These are soft pillows of sugar cookie goodness, frosted with the most luxurious creamy, billowy buttercrea...

Definitely a keeper. For the comments the batter was too sticky, I put in it the fridge for about 30 minutes. Stiffened it up and the rolling was easy. Thank you!

Great cookie! Pillowy soft! I used butter instead of shortening, decreased the salt to a half tsp. and used half of the frosting. I agree with the previous reviewer that these cookies are way to...

This recipe came out EXACTLY like Loft cookies. So soft and delicious! I didn't use the frosting recipe on this page because 3 cups of confectioners sugar sounded like a TON! But none the less, ...

AWESOME!!!I just plopped down 2 Tbls of dough, per cookie, onto a baking sheet and baked them that way ! They are SOOOOO yummy!!!! I will definatley make this recipe over and over again!

Really good! I made this recipe, following the review suggestions and because my husband likes sweeter frosting, I added 1/4 cup more powdered sugar and 2 more tbsp of milk. Simple, quick and to...

I really wanted a cut out cookie, and as written, this is not it. However, I dumped approximately one more cup of flour in, mixed, then refrigerated for 30 minutes or so. That did the trick, t...

My review based on the following modifications: Butter (not margarine) & 1/2 tsp salt. I really like the texture of the cookies, but the amount of butter in the recipe makes them taste a little...

I tried this recipe for the first time and it is awesome. I do agree that you cannot roll out the dough and tried the rolling in the ball and flattening with a flat bottom cup technique and it ...