Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lofthouse Cookies - Copycat!

♥ Beginner

Who doesn't love a good Lofthouse cookie? Or 8 of them?! You know which ones I'm talking about, the fluffy sugar-like cookies slathered with frosting and sprinkles, in whatever holiday theme is relevant... You see them as soon as you walk in to the grocery store, because they KNOW you'll buy those. You're welcome for making your mouth water.

I will admit, this recipe is NOT as good as those original Lofthouse cookies, but in a pinch they will do. And honestly, they are easy enough that you don't need to rush out to the store because most of the ingredients you'll likely have on hand.

What you'll need:

Just in case you had no idea what I am talking about.

  • 1 Box of Classic White Cake Mix (I will always suggest a Duncan Hines
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/8 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Can Strawberry Frosting (Or any flavor!) 

How it's done: 

1. Preheat your oven to 350*F.

2. Combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and flour. Mixture will seem oily, but that's a sign that it's just right. 

3. Using a 1/2 Tablespoon, scoop batter, form it into a ball, and then drop onto a cookie sheet. Using the measuring spoon guarantees uniformity. 

4. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Baking times will vary. 

5. Wait for them to cool completely on a wire rack, and then frost with the frosting you've chosen. Top with sprinkles if desired.