Delicious Holiday Lofthouse Cookies: A Festive Treat to Savor

As the chilly holiday season quickly draws near, it’s time to don your apron, summon your inner sugar artist, and embark on a delectable adventure into the world of Lofthouse cookies.

Holiday Lofthouse Cookies

These soft, pillowy Lofthouse cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence, offering a taste of pure nostalgia and an opportunity to keep the kids busy! They are incredibly easy to make and can even be frozen for up to 3 months!

For a refreshing creamy beverage, try my Mexican Rice Drink or this Riverdale Strawberry Milkshake. You won’t regret it!

Why I Love This Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies Recipe

These cookies have become a staple in many American households and are readily available in grocery stores, but nothing quite beats this homemade copycat Lofthouse cookies recipe. And I gave it a festive twist, just in time for the holidays!

These cookies are much easier to make than they look and will impress your guests.

You can play around with the cookie dough flavor, buttercream frosting, and beautiful garnishes to ensure these cookies meet your festive needs.

festive Holiday Lofthouse Cookies adorned with a burst of colors, tempting icing, and playful sprinkles,

What You Need To Make Holiday Lofthouse Cookies


  • Unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 
  • Canola oil 
  • Sugar 
  • Powdered sugar 
  • Egg 
  • Heavy whipping cream 
  • Flour 
  • Corn starch 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Baking powder 
Lofthouse Cookies dough

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 

For some reason, many people seem to think that the original Lofthouse sugar cookie recipe has some kind of special icing.

In reality, they just used a simple buttercream frosting recipe and fun decorations.

  • unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • powdered sugar
  • heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla extract
  • Red and green gel food coloring
  • Christmas-themed sprinkles
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting 

How To Store Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

These soft lofthouse cookies can be stored for up to a week in the fridge.

First, place the copycat Lofthouse cookies inside an airtight container. They don’t have to be stacked in a single layer.

Close the container and avoid repeatedly opening and closing it. This causes the Lofthouse cookies to dry out quite quickly.

colorful and festive Lofthouse Cookies

Can You Freeze Lofthouse Cookies?

You can also freeze your Lofthouse sugar cookies. But these need a little more wrapping to prevent excess freezer burn.

First, place the cookies inside an airtight container. For extra protection, wrap the container in plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil. This will help keep each sugar cookie as fresh as it can be.

To thaw, simply remove the container from the freezer and leave the cookies at room temperature.

  • First and foremost, always use room-temperature ingredients, especially perishable ones. This will help prevent lumpy mixtures in both the Lofthouse cookie and frosting.
  • Please do not leave the cookie dough to rest before baking it. You have to preheat the oven and bake them immediately once they have been shaped.
  • If you don’t have a silicone mat, you can also use a parchment-lined baking sheet or wax paper.
Holiday Lofthouse Cookies.


Why are Lofthouse cookies so soft?

Lofthouse cookies achieve their irresistibly soft texture through a perfect balance of ingredients, including a touch of love in the baking process. The combination of butter, flour, and a hint of magic results in that delightful softness you can’t resist.

Do Lofthouse cookies have eggs?

Yes, Lofthouse Cookies typically include eggs in their recipe. These eggs contribute to the cookies’ structure and texture, ensuring they turn out soft, moist, and utterly delicious.

Can I customize the icing on Lofthouse cookies?

Absolutely! Personalize your Lofthouse Cookies by experimenting with different colored icings and fun toppings. Get creative and make each batch uniquely yours for a delightful and personalized treat.

Lofthouse Cookies

Delicious Holiday Lofthouse Cookies

Experience the exquisite taste of Lofthouse Cookies this holiday season. These cookies offer a heavenly soft, pillowy texture, with a rich, buttery flavor perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the frosting. Each bite melts in your mouth, leaving a delightful hint of vanilla and a festive burst from the colorful sprinkles.
5 from 29 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 390 kcal


  • Food weight scale (optional)
  • 1 medium cookie scoop
  • 2 small bowls
  • 2 silicone baking mats
  • Stand mixer



  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Red and green gel food coloring
  • Christmas-themed sprinkles


  • Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats.
  • In a stand mixer, cream together the butter, oil, granulated sugar, and powdered sugar. Beat in the egg and heavy whipping cream. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until a dough forms.
  • Then, if desired, use a food scale to weigh out 2.2 oz portions of dough for uniformity. Roll the dough into balls and place them on the cookie sheets, pressing into thick disks. Ensure there are 6 cookies per tray.
  • Next, Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before frosting.
  • Beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract in a stand mixer until creamy. Divide the frosting between two bowls, coloring one with red gel food coloring and the other with green.
  • Using the cookie scoop, place a dollop of frosting on each cookie. Turn the cookies upside down on the silicone mat and gently press to form a flat disc of frosting. Repeat with remaining cookies and frosting colors.
  • Set Frosting: Place the frosted cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden the frosting.
  • Finish: Gently peel the cookies off the silicone mat. Sprinkle with Christmas-themed sprinkles for a festive touch.


Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 3gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 832IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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