Lofthouse Style Cookies

Happy Valentines Day!

I made you some cookies.......................

What do you have on your Valentines Day Agenda today?

I was going to make my husband a big dinner and dessert tonight.

But I'm sick.


Nothing sexier than a runny nose, and a nasty cough.

Not to mention I'm living in my husbands sweatpants and my blue fuzzy bathrobe.

The hubs knows when the blue fuzzy bathrobe is pulled out to not come any closer!

I only wear it for 2 occasions, pregnancy and when I'm sick.

Poor hubs...........

He even surprised me with an early gift last night. Half dozen red roses and a new lens for my Nikon.  He really is the best! 

What does he get??  He gets the blue fuzzy bathrobe....

But you?

You get these awesome cookies!

Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies
Recipe adapted from Two Peas and their Pod

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream


In a large bowl sift together, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer cream together you butter and sugar.

On low speed add in eggs one at a time.

Add in Greek yogurt/sour cream and vanilla extract until it is incorporated

Slowly add in your flour mixture 1/2 cup a time, until dough comes together . It needs to be rolling consistency but slightly sticky, so add extra flour if needed. (I needed another 1/4 cup).

Pat dough into 4 rectangles and wrap in plastic wrap.

Refrigerated over night OR if you are like me a couple hours! 

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out so it is about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut with 3- 3 1/2 inch cookie cutters.

Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 425 for 7 minutes.

Set aside to cool completely.

Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup room temperature butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 tbs heavy cream
(food coloring and sprinkles optional)

In your electric mixer cream butter and vanilla together on medium/low speed. Add in your sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Whip in cream and then add in food coloring.

Frost cooled cookies and store in airtight containers.

Your welcome =) 

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  1. These look delicious! I'm sorry you're sick. Maybe these cookies will make you better! :)

  2. My family would rather eat these over any fancy dessert I might make! Nothing better than iced sugar cookies..yum!

  3. Aww, sorry you're feeling less than 100%. Nobody should have to wear the blue bathrobe of shame on Valentine's Day. I'm pretty sure there's a make-up day when you feel better.

    and more cookies!

  4. These look so fun and delicious, the colors are perfect. I am so sorry your sick too. I hope your Valentines is filled with warm toesies and hot tea!!!

  5. Yum! I've been seeing these everywhere and I've always wanted to make them. I need to get on that soon cuz these look delish

  6. Carrie, these cookies look so delicious and pillowy soft! They remind me of the storebought frosted cookies which I love, but I bet they taste a million times better. Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful blog and I'm glad to have found it.

  7. Yummy! We made these cookies yesterday for our cookie party and they are perfect for Christmas cookies :) The kids had a great time cutting out shapes and the cookies baked up perfectly. Thanks!

  8. We made these cookies as part of our Christmas cookie day yesterday and they turned out amazing! (I used Greek yogurt) The kids had a blast cutting out shapes and the cookies held their shapes nicely after baking. The dough is very elastic and I chilled it in the fridge for a few hours before we rolled it out. This recipe will return all year anytime I need cut out cookies! Thanks :)