Halloween Copycat Lofthouse Cookie Recipe

Published on 9 September 2022 at 13:15

Just like your favorite grocery store soft cookies with a homemade touch.

Halloween Copycat Lofthouse Cookie Recipe

I can never control myself when I am at the market. A pack of Lighthouse Cookies always seem to end up in my shopping cart. If you are like me, you will love this copycat recipe for those midnight cravings of a great soft cookie.

Halloween Copycat Lofthouse Cookie Recipe

Makes approx. 16 cookies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • pinch salt optional
  • sprinkles
  • Food Coloring of your choice

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Beat softened butter and powdered sugar fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla flavoring and beat until combined.
  3. Sift together remaining dry ingredients and mix into butter mixture.
  4. Chill dough for a minimum of 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Roll dough to 1/2" thick between two sheets of parchment paper.
  7. Cut cookie shapes with round cookie cutter.
  8. Bake on cookie sheet for 8 minutes, cookies should barely be forming color on the bottom

Frosting

  • Beat together shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla flavoring. Add cream while mixing until a thick, smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Add food coloring if desired and whip to distribute color evenly.
  • Spread thick layer of frosting on cooled cookies and top with sprinkles.

Tips

Store extra cookies in an airtight container but they are best when eaten fresh.

Change up the frosting and sprinkles for Halloween, Valentine’s Day, or ANY holiday!

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