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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


so.... a few weeks ago my brother introduced me to a delightfully sinful sweet cookie, known as a lofthouse cookie... now, i'm not one for fake, preservative, chemically infused cakes and cookies... but OMG! these suckers were bangin! god only knows what is in these cookies to keep them soft soft and buttery... and don't even get me started on the nutrition information... sheesh, talk about expanding the love handles...

so anyways, ever since putting those cookies to my lips, i've wanted to make them myself... so i began searching for a sugar cookie recipe, that's tasty enough, soft enough, and perfect for a smackerel of frosting... so after some research and reading of user comments, i decided on recipe i found on the site, all recipes...
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and the salt
2. cream the butter and add the sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy
3. add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition
4. stir in the vanilla (i also added a drop or two of almond extract)
5. add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture, stirring in by hand
6. cover and chill dough overnight
7. preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat
8. roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes
9. place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets and bake at 375 for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance

now... for the taste test... the cookies i made were soft but not the softness i was hoping for like in the loft house cookies, and without the frosting these cookies would be a bit on the bland side... i mean the subtle butter and almond flavor came out, but it didn't really wow me... topped with the frosting they made a sweet treat that's for sure... i decided to top them with a yummy cream cheese frosting, but i'm sure a nice buttercream or a royal icing would work just as well...

will i use this recipe again... i don't know, there are so many out there that i think i'll continue my search... until then...


  1. Oh,I know exactly what cookies you are talking about and would LOVE to find/create a recipe identical to them. Another cookie that is not really simular but absolutely delicious is the meltaways. Check 'em out here: http://katskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/fudge-meltaways/
    My picture could use some work...

  2. yummy,,i needed to bring a treat to someone's house that's kids friendly with fun flavors and great taste...this is perfect!


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