Cake Like Sugar Cookies From The Grocery Store Bakery

Baking By heddahope Updated 28 Jul 2010 , 3:08am by auntiecake

heddahope Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:15pm
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I may sound crazy but I absolutely love the sugar cookies they sell by the bakery at the grocery store. They are thick and so soft (I scape off the icing though). I have never been able dublicate this, nor have I tasted anyone else's that is as good.

Does anyone know which one's I am talking about?
and would anyone have a recipe that I could try?

TIA

16 replies
deMuralist Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:28pm
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My dd has the same obsession, and has been trying to duplicate them. I think her last try was pretty good, but she is out of town till August. PM me if you don't get a response and I will ask her when she gets back

cutthecake Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:29pm
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Are you talking about Lofthouse Cookies? Those are plain vanilla or lemon cookies, covered with a butter/powdered sugar icing and sprinkles. The stores usually change the colors of the icing and sprinkles according to season or holiday.

tonyas_jewels Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:35pm
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i LOVE those cookies also..never found any recipe that is close though..would be great if someone knew and wanted to share though!!! icon_smile.gif

heddahope Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:42pm
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cutthecake: I am not sure of the name, but that could be it.

Yes they change the colors for each season and top with sprinkles.

deMuralist: Thank you, if nothing comes up I will definitely send you a message.

tonyas_jewels: We can only hope, lol. ****fingers crossed****

tweeter_bug98 Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:43pm
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I love those cookies, too! I had a friend in High School who scraped the frosting off as well. He liked just the cookie. And then another friend ate his frosting because she liked just the frosting. lol I always thought that was so bizarre. The ones I love are the Granny B's Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies. I have tried Lofthouse, but just do not like them as well as Granny B's. I found a recipe that gets good reviews (the picture is nothing to look at) that I haven't tried yet. Here's a link.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pink-Icing-Cookies/Detail.aspx

heddahope Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:52pm
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Thank You

Just checked out the recipe and I have not tried that one out yet. If I have time tomorrow I will be baking cookies!!!!

Keep em coming ladies and gents!!!

cutthecake Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:53pm
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If you google Lofthouse Cookies, you'll get pages of recipes. This is my version.
Lofthouse Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
2 large eggs
4 cups flour
1 tsp. almond and/or vanilla or lemon extract
Directions
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, extract, sour cream and flour.
Scoop or spoon onto cookie sheet. Small scoop makes about 55 cookies.
Place 2-inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Be sure to flatten each with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 375° for 10- 12 minutes, or until cookies are done.

Frosting
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk or half-and-half cream
1/2 tsp of extract of your choice
5 drops food coloring, if desired
Directions:
Beat all ingredients until well combined. Add more cream, or powdered sugar, as needed. Ice the cookies when completely cool. Decorate with the sprinkles.
Yield: About 1 1/2 cups of frosting, enough for the whole batch of cookies.

heddahope Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 11:57pm
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LMBO, you know I have never even thought about googling the name on the container. (I blame it on the kids, I think they stole my brain)

Thanks for your version, I hope I can experiment tomorrow.

tonyas_jewels Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 12:03am
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Thank You!! I am going to try it and see, my kids will think i am Fanstastic, these cookies get asked for everytime we go to the store! lol

Babs1964 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 12:05am
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Here is a recipe for Cream Cookies it makes a soft cake like cookie.
Mom's Cream Cookies
3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
2 cups sour cream
4 cups all purpose flour
4 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix & chill (2-3 hours) Roll out on lightly floured board, cut into favorite shapes. Bake at 350 until bottom is tan in color (12-15 minutes). Ice with favorite icing.

cutthecake Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 12:17am
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Yes, brainpower is diminished following pregnancy. I heard it returns just in time for menopause, when you'll lose it again.

heddahope Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:06am
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Babs1964: thanks

tonya_jewels: please post how you like them just in case you get to try them before me. Good Luck!!!

cutthecake: great! something to look forward to. lol.

au_decorator_76 Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 1:19am
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These are my favorite store bought cookies. I have always liked soft cookies. Thanks for the tips! I will be trying these. icon_smile.gif

pajnpis Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 2:30am
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does anyone know the icing recipe to it? or something similar to it?

cutthecake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 2:54am
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I posted an icing recipe above. It makes exactly enough to frost the whole batch.

auntiecake Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 3:08am
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Does anyone have the recipe for a sugar cookie that has sour cream and nutmeg in it. It is a soft cookie, but not cakelike. They had them at a cookie shop in the mall a few years back and have never been able to find them. It was called Annabelle's, but I don't know that it was a chain. They had buttercream frosting on them w/vanilla (real butter). Kind of doughy in the middle and were pretty good sized.

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