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Lofthouse Cookies Recipe for Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookies

Make this copycat Lofthouse cookies recipe for delicious soft valentines day cookies topped with homemade frosting. Decorate to your hearts desire for this perfect sweetheart holiday and pass with a tin as a perfect homemade recipe this season. Or even better, give out some samples and attach the recipe with our free lofthouse cookie recipe printable below. Enjoy!

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lofthouse cookies recipe

Just like our Christmas version where I taught you how to make a copycat lofthouse sugar cookie and decorated up in red and green, these Valentines day loft house cookies are just as perfect to share with a loved one. While these favorites are at the store (and I do encourage you to pick up a box because everyone likes a sweet without the work), sometimes you just want to get in the kitchen and see what you can do on your own.  Do not be intimidated by how pretty these cookies are! This is the easiest Lofthouse Cookies Recipe out there and they cookies are super simple. Pretty soon you will be baking up your own batch and on your way to decoration! Lets get started on this delicious cookie recipe.

Lofthouse Cookie Recipe

First gather up all your ingredients for the Lofthouse Cookies Recipe, paying attention to the additional baking supplies as well.

Additional Baking Supplies

    • Baking sheet
    • Parchment paper
    • 2 tablespoon cookie scoop

Lofthouse Cookies Recipe

Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies

These soft lofthouse style frosted cookies so about the most fun you have with a cookie recipe! For more detailed tips on how to make these cookies, head to my Christmas cookie version, copycat lofthouse sugar cookies recipe.

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line your baking sheets with your nonstick parchment paper.

This recipe will typically account for 2 baking sheets worth of cookies if you want to prep two pans at a time.

Now get out two bowls:

  1. add flour, baking soda and baking powder together and mix. Set this bowl aside.
  2. Now in a separate bowl, add butter and sour cream and beat well. In the same bowl, now add your sugar, eggs and vanilla and continue to beat. Once that is mixed up, add your flour/baking soda bowl to this bowl and mix just until its combined.

butter and sour cream

eggs and sugar

mixed batter


Use your 2 tablespoon scoop to get out the perfect size cookie mix.

The great thing about using a cookie scoop is that all your cookies will be the same size, ensuring proper baking of each one.

The issue that many people have with baking in the oven is that sometimes one thing is finished before the other and keeping it uniform from the get go will eliminate some of the problems.

ball of dough

Place your dough from your scoop into your hand and form into a ball.

Place your dough balls evenly on your baking sheets and then use a glass (dip bottom in water first so it doesn’t stick) to slightly flatten each cookie.

flatten cookies with cup

Bake 5-7 minutes so the center is set and pull from oven to finish.

Leave on hot pan for approximately one minute before removing and let cool.

Once fully cooled, add frosting and decorate.

Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

We use the Sugar Cookie Frosting recipe here from All Things Mamma.

Please visit her to get this recipe.


valentines day lofthouse cookies

Lofthouse Cookies Recipe Copycat with Frosting

Lofthouse Cookies Recipe for Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookies, every bite filled with sugar cookie frosting, these soft lofthouse style cookies are homemade and easy to make

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Additional Baking Supplies

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 tablespoon cookie scoop
  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a new mixing bowl, add butter and sour cream and beat well. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine bowls and mix until just combined.
  4. Use a 2 tablespoon portion scoop and place dough into the palm of your hand. Roll into a smooth round ball and place onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Flatten with a glass bottom dipped in water.
  6. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until center is just set. Remove from oven and let set for a minute on the pan.
  7. Add to a cooling rack to cool.

Download Sugar Cookie Recipe Free!

I have created a super cute sheet so you can print off this recipe and take it with you to the kitchen or pass to a friend. These work great to build a binder with your favorite recipes- and this one will be. Just hit the image below to have an instant PDF file download.

Make sure you are on a computer with a printer prior to doing so.  

Lofthouse sugar cookies recipe

2 thoughts on “Lofthouse Cookies Recipe for Sweet Valentine’s Day Cookies”

  1. I have been looking on all your lofthouse cookie posts, I really want to make these, but I don’t see the frosting ingredients or instructions anywhere! Help??!!

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