Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Um....have you ever seen these in the grocery store? Have you ever eaten them?
If you have, you're probably drooling right now. These cookies are magical. They're irresistible. And they're not chocolate and I'm still raving, which means they're legit. 

I always wondered what sneaky things the lofthouse people put in these things, to make them so fluffy and flavorful and fun. Well, here you go - from the lofthouse kitchen, to mine, to yours - YOU WILL LOVE THESE AND BECOME A COOKIE HERO.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the sour cream and vanilla, then the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour (this is important).

Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll about 3 tablespoons of dough into a ball, place on the baking sheet and flatten with your hands until about 1/2 inch thick.  Continue with remaining dough, placing each cookie at least two inches apart.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are just slightly underdone.  Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. 

When all the cookies are done and cooled, mix the frosting ingredients together and frost them generously.  Top them with sprinkles (crucial).

And realize that from this moment on, your life will never be the same.
You are in the presence of greatness. Good luck having these in the house.

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