While browsing through Pinterest a few days ago I saw a recipe for Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies (my mother calls them "sugar coma cookies") that was posted by Lisa at Authentic Suburban Gourmet. You know those wonderful little cookies every grocery store sells in the bakery. Well, between my sweet tooth and my frugalness I decided to give them a try.
Lisa also has many other recipes on her site. Some of the appetizers that I am anxious to try are her Ultimate Carmelized Onion Dip, her Caprese Bites, and her Homemade Tortilla Chips with Guacamole and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.
Lofthouse Style Frosted Sugar Cookies
6 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 c. butter, at room temperature
2 c. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. butter, room temperature
1 t. vanilla extract
4 c. powdered sugar
1-6 T. milk (use your judgement)
Food coloring (I used liquid but am certain the gel would have worked much better)
Sprinkles (I used holiday sprinkles)
-Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk to ensure that all baking powder and soda is evenly distributed (this keeps someone from taking a big, nasty bite of baking soda).
-Cream butter and sugar together until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time ensuring each egg is mixed in well before adding next egg. Add vanilla and sour cream, mixing slowly.
-Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly while mixing on a low speed (this will keep both you and your kitchen from becoming covered in flour).
-After dough is thoroughly mixed, scrape dough from the sides of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight (this will allow the dough to be much easier to work with).
|Brown bottoms = change out your parchment paper|
-Frosting: Cream butter with vanilla until vanilla is mixed in thoroughly. Slowly add powdered sugar on a lower speed (remember flour warning from earlier). Add milk very slowly at this time and use less than you think you will need. You can always add more later but if you add too much you will have to offset it with a generous amount of additional powdered sugar. Add food coloring.
|Orange icing is more yellow than red food coloring.|