4/7/12

Lofthouse Cookie Discussion about Two Recipes



Good Morning!  This morning is actually my birthday and I'm sitting here sipping coffee with the morning sun streaming through the window.  I was thinking I should find one of my recipes that had to do with "Easter" and the first thing that popped into my head was Lofthouse Cookies.  Those brightly colored cookies that you can find almost anywhere, including Target and Walmart. 

Peeps and Lofthouse cookies are about the same colors and both say SPRING and EASTER to me.  It's funny however, that I don't think either are all that great to eat!  Ha ha.  Peeps are so sugary sweet that I use them in Rice Krispy Bars the week after Easter because only one person in my family will eat them as they are. You can find (my recipe here).   Lofthouse cookies however, I only like for the frosting.  The cookie itself is quite dry and floury.  But heap a mound of delicious, brightly colored icing on it and those awesome little sprinkles and you have a cookie everyone wants to try!

When it comes to the recipe for Lofthouse Cookies, everyone and their mother claims to have a great copycat.  I've featured this previously on my website and used the recipe I thought was most like Lofthouse.  This time around, I want to offer my readers two more options.   The first, a typical cookie recipe and the second starts with  'Jiffy' mixes.  I think they mean Jiffy white cake mixes but that is all they wrote.

I've not tried either of these (especially right now as I'm still sugar free and white flour free) but I'd be interested in knowing if my readers have tried either of these!

Be assured however, almost ANY plain cookie will be gobbled up if you use a mound of brightly colored frosting and sprinkles.  Happy Easter and have a great day!


Lofthouse Cookies

2 eggs
2 c sugar (heaping)
2 c cream or sour cream
2/3 t Salt
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
2 c shortening or butter
Vanilla
Flour- about 5 cups

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
add eggs, sour cream, vanilla and almond extract.  Beat well.  Mix all dry ingredients together in separate bowl.  Slowly blend dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.  Do not over mix.  Refrigerate 3-4 hours and then roll out and cut. Or drop by cookie scoop onto cookie sheet without refrigerating.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-9 minutes


2nd Version Lofthouse Cookies

2 cups Jiffy Mix
2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 Tbsp.soft shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract 



Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and press slightly flat with a sugar covered glass.  Bake at 350 degress for 8-10 minutes.  Frost and sprinkle to decorate.




Frosting

1 pkg. powdered sugar (I'm guessing they mean the 2 lb. bag)
1 egg
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp shortening
1 tsp butter



Makes enough for about 3 dozen cookies.
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