Recipe: Lofthouse-Style Cookies

by Cate on March 28, 2012

Lofthouse Cookie - First Bite
This has been one of those weeks at the office where we are all, nearly literally, crawling to Friday.

That we were all supremely disappointed to find out that it was only Wednesday.

That a liquid lunch sounded like just the thing to take the edge off.

Except that it’s generally frowned upon.

The type of week that can only be saved by nearly three sticks of butter.

And a quick count to see just how many hours are left until Friday.

Have you heard of Lofthouse cookies?  Funny.  Every person that tried these had never heard of them before.  I thought they were a little more widely known than that.

They are the giant, frosted, soft sugar cookies you can find in plastic clamshells at your local grocery store or Wal-Mart.  Lofthouse got its start in 1994, and as it gained in popularity, it had added more items to its line, including gingerbread kits.

I found a copycat recipe for the cookies last week and, of course, pinned it to my cookies board on Pinterest.

Monday night, despite a very full day of work, school, CCD, and scouts, the recipe got made.  Nick was out of the house for 12 and a half hours.  Cookies make things like that better.

The recipe is super simple to make, and I even followed the directions enough to allow for an hour of dough chilling.  Truth be told, I usually skip that step.

No patience whatsoever.

Especially with primadonna recipes.

Let alone primadonna people.

The recipe said 24 cookies.  I eeked out 22.  I also needed to let mine cook for a good 6-8 minutes past the suggested cooking time.

But they were good.

Sweet.  Without being too sweet.  Big.  Almost too big.

Teacher's Cookies
We wrapped up a single cookie for three of the kids’ teachers.  A plate full of them went into work.  And a few more went to neighbors.

Just a few left at home for us.

Which is perfect.

When you want to eat your troubles away or give away a sweet treat just because.

Lofthouse-Style Cookies.  You can grab the recipe right here.

March 28, 2012 – Bonus Photo
Costco strawberries
The strawberries at Costco are nothing short of gorgeous. And cheaper than the grocery store. And the way the kids plow through them, this is a good thing. A very, very good thing.

Tomorrow? A book review.  Until then…

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Mic March 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

What a beautiful fingernail polish!

Sorry your week is moving at glacial speed. The cookies look lovely.

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Joanne March 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

I feel like if it weren’t for food blogging, I would’t know what those cookies were called but I’d certainly recognize them as “the supermarket cookies”. I’ve been meaning to make them…I think Easter might be the perfect time since they’re kind of easter egg shaped and could be easily decorated…maybe with a few rainbows thrown in. :)

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Kris #40 March 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

Everyone make the cookies. They were really good!

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chris March 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

OMG can i tell you how much i LUV these cookies especially when the frosting is thick… my mouth is watering now. :)

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patsy March 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

I didn’t know that was the name of those cookies! I’m totally going to have to make them now… love them!

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paula March 29, 2012 at 8:05 am

I love Lofthouse cookies and I’ve bookmarked a few copycat recipes but they are all different and they all have mixed reviews. I feel I’m bound to be disappointed. Did you think this was a good copy? These look like they have the right height and texture.

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Paula Ann March 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

Oh, we’re VERY familiar with Lofthouse cookies in this house! They are dangerous to have around. I’m drawn like a magnet to the package on the kitchen counter until it’s empty!! Consequently, I don’t buy them unless they are requested for a specific occasion. Yours look beautiful, Cate!

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Ramona March 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Those are new to me. I like your nails.

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Sarah March 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Honestly, until I saw a copycat recipe on Pinterest, I didn’t know there was a name for these cookies. Go figure. They look delicious — though that chilling step would bug me.

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Meg March 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I really love Lofthouse cookies, though I didn’t know they were called Lofthouse cookies! Yum!

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Kirsten Nieman March 31, 2012 at 1:13 am

OMG! Cookies are my weekness, and the more butter, the better! Craving one of these right this minute…

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