Supermarket Style Loft Cookies

One of my favorite cut out cookies and those soft loft cookies you find in almost every supermarket decorated for whatever holiday theme is going on.

You can make Christmas, Halloween, Valentines, anything you want.

These are just a great dough so versatile to work with.

Kids love these cookies and often eat all the frosting off before the cookie, you may know someone just like that!

The frosting is buttery and delicious along with the cookies.

If you love loft cookies try my soft peanut butter molasses cookies also they are so good!

This is a simple recipe that will be your new favorite cookie all year long.

Fun Shapes

This is a versatile dough that will take on any shape, that's why its so much fun for the holidays.

Whether it stars for 4th of July or any Patriotic holiday, Valentine's Day using a heart cutter, this is the one recipe you will ever need!

The cookies are soft and delicious and a big hit all year long not matter what shape they are!

Tool You Will Need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie cutters or round glass (biscuit cutters work well

Ingredients You Will Need To Make Loft Cookies

  • unsalted butter softened
  • sugar
  • egg
  • sour cream
  • pure vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • cornstarch
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar
  • salt
  • Frosting:
  • pure vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • milk
  • candy sprinkles of your choice for garnishing

Optional Additions

  1. chocolate chips added to the batter
  2. funfetti (colorful candy sprinkles) in the batter
  3. chopped nuts added to the batter
  4. raisins added to the batter
  5. cinnamon added instead of vanilla 
  6. assorted colorful frostings tinted with food color

More Recipes To Try We Love

Halloween Trifle Dessert

Pumpkin Trifle Dessert


Whatever holiday you decide to use this recipe for they will be a big hit just get creative.

Tint the frosting to the theme of the holiday or use sprinkles to coordinate the color.

These won't last long you may want to make a double batch, these are the perfect copycat recipe for loft cookies.

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Supermarket Style Loft Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cups sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
pinch salt
2-3 tablespoons milk

candy sprinkles of your choice for garnishing

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Beat the sugar and the butter together until light.

Add the flavoring, the salt, sour cream, baking powder, and baking soda.

Beat in one egg at a time.

Add the flour and mix until this forms a ball.

Using extra flour on a board roll out around 1/2 inch thick or more whatever you like these are thick cookies and use your favorite cookies cutters to the theme of the Holiday.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.

Bake until edges start to turn brown around 10 to 12 minutes.

Cool, frost with coordinating tinted store-bought frosting using food coloring of choice or make your own homemade recipe above.

Use sprinkles or colored sugars to match the theme of the party or holiday.

For the homemade frosting:

Mix ingredients to a desired smooth consistency, add more or less milk.

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Let's Curry said…
These cookies look so hearty and lovely.
Thanks for those colourful bright hearts.
Mbul Kecil said…
i love cookies very much...

your cookies style have a cute shape...look so delicious and buttery, right?

i'll practice this recipe. thank you for sharing :)
» Joha said…
Great post!, thanks for sharing. X