The Best Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

Copycat lofthouse cookies are so easy and so good! They have the light, fluffy texture we all know and love. The best part is that you can have your very own copycat lofthouse cookie in less than an hour! They are made with cake flour to make them fluffy and cream cheese to make them perfectly moist. This is the perfect quick and easy dessert to impress your friends and family with!

Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

How would you like to be able to make these cherished family cookies in your own home? I know I would! These amazing copycat lofthouse cookies have seen me through so many parties and gatherings through the years and now I have finally perfected them enough to share with you! 

One batch from this recipe will make over 2 dozen cookies. It keeps my small army and their friends happy. The great thing about this recipe as well is that it’s really easy to make bigger or smaller batches based on what you need them for. You can cut the recipe in half for a smaller get-together, or double the recipe for a big event! 

After your copycat lofthouse cookies are made there’s nothing better to top them with than our Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe! Enjoy your baking adventure and eat a cookie for me!

Why We Love These Cookies

  • They are so easy to make! 
  • There is hardly any prep time. 
  • You can make as many or as little as you’d like!
  • They are absolutely delicious!  

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Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

Get ready to have these amazing cookies ready at a moment’s notice! 

What do you need?

  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Parchment lined baking sheet
  • Cookie scoop

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla
  • cake flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

How to make Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

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  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy, about 5 mins.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix until incorporated,
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add them to the bowl.
  • Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop even balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Let them chill in the fridge for 30 mins.
  • After 30 mins, preheat the oven to 350 °F. 
  • Roll the cookie dough into balls and lightly press down on the tops.
  • Bake for 12-14 mins.

Tips, Tricks, and FAQ’s 

  • Chilling the dough is a very important step! It may seem unimportant, but you won’t want to skip it! Otherwise the dough will be too sticky to roll and you won’t get that perfect smooth surface that you see in the store bought cookies. 
  • If you’re like me and often find yourself too busy to bake the things you actually want to bake you’ll be happy to know that you can make this dough in advance! The uncooked dough can last up to 3 days in the fridge. You’ll just want to pull it out a couple minutes before you plan on baking them so that they’ll be easier to mold into balls. 

How to store Copycat Lofthouse Cookies 

Once the frosting has hardened (30-60 minutes after being frosted onto a cookie) you can place the cookies in an airtight container with parchment paper between the layers. They will last a week like this in the fridge. For long-lasting cookies, you can keep them in the freezer for 3 months!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when they’re done?

  • These cookies should be taken out before they start changing color. They’ll still have that light pale color you see in the dough. They should be baked through, but not brown inorder to keep their wonderful texture and flavor!

Could I use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour?

  • You can certainly use all-purpose flour instead of cake flour, but there will be some difference in the texture. . The reason cake flour is used is because it produces less gluten so the copycat lofthouse cookies get that iconic soft and fluffy cake-like texture rather than a chewy texture that most cookies have. 

What makes these cookies so good?

  • If you’ve ever had these cookies from the store you’ll know that they taste different from typical cookies. It’s that difference that makes them so irresistible. Lofthouse cookies are made with cake flour, baking powder so they are light and fluffy like a cake. The cream cheese adds to the flavor and helps the cookies stay moist and delicious!

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The Best Copycat Lofthouse Cookies

yellow icing on copycat lofthouse cookies

Copycat lofthouse cookies are so easy and so good! They have the light, fluffy texture we all know and love. The best part is that you can have your very own copycat lofthouse cookie in less than an hour! They are made with cake flour to make them fluffy and cream cheese to make them perfectly moist. This is the perfect quick and easy dessert to impress your friends and family with!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • vanilla
  • cake flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

Instructions

Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until fluffy, about 5 mins.

Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix until incorporated,

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add them to the bowl.

Mix until fully incorporated.

Scoop even balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Let them chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

After 30 mins, preheat the oven to 350 °F. 

Roll the cookie dough into balls and lightly press down on the tops.

Bake for 12-14 mins.

Top with store bought or homemade buttercream frosting and sprinkles. 

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