Homemade Lofthouse Cookies
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This recipe for Copycat Homemade Lofthouse Cookies comes care of our friends at Mealtime Joy. They make some amazing dishes and this one is absolutely no exception. Beautiful, fluffy, pillowy Cookies which are an ode to those great supermarket cookies we all know and love

We’ll go a step further and say that without a doubt these cookies are way better than the original. We love that the recipe uses Butter instead of Shortening which is what you would find in the Lofthouse cookies from the supermarket. The Butter, of course, adds way more flavor which is really all we really want in a cookie isn’t it?

A few key ingredients to make these Homemade Lofthouse Cookies perfect

Butter, and lots of it!

Who doesn’t love butter? There’s a well-known saying in the cookie world that goes along the lines of ‘Fat equals Flavor’. Well, that’s the case with these cookies where the ample amount of Butter used in the dish goes a significantly long way in amping up the flavor. So Fat equals Flavor and Butter equals Better!

Adding a little bit of Yoghurt into the batter keeps the Cookies lovely and moist

We opted for Greek Yoghurt in this recipe. The Yoghurt helps to keep the cookies beautiful and moist, while remaining a lovely, light texture

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies top down
We had so much fun baking and decorating our Homemade Lofthouse Cookies. Go with whatever colors and decorations you love!

Our Homemade Lofthouse Cookies are a little ‘unique’ visually

Ok we understand the traditional Lofthouse Cookies are pink and covered with sprinkles. You may be wondering, hmm, why are their cookies Purple and Yellow. Well for a simple reason – These are Homemade Lofthouse Cookies so we can make them whichever color we want!

In all seriousness, we wanted to try some different flavor combinations. For the Yellow Lofthouse Cookies we replaced the Milk with Lemon Juice in the frosting to give it a beautiful Lemony flavor. We found that this adds a lovely depth to the Cookies without completely overpowering their beautiful sweetness

As for the Purple colors. Well, hey – they look great! You can’t go wrong with Purple Cookies is our mantra and we’re sticking with it!

Decorate these Cookies however you want and get the kids involved!

Cake decorating must be one of the best ways to introduce your kids to the kitchen. The Homemade Lofthouse Cookies are no exception! If you’re looking for a fun activity to get your kids involved in then why not load up on a bunch of cake decorations from the store and let them run wild!

The kids will have so much fun putting their own creative flair onto the cookies and will of course want to eat the cookie they decorated themselves!

As we mentioned above, we didn’t stick with the traditional Pink for the frosting color so there’s no need for you to either if you don’t want. Get a bunch of different food coloring and have the kids pick what color they want the cookies. You can simply divide the frosting up once everything is mixed through into individual portions so you can create different colors!

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies close up
Buttery, Sugary, and absolutely delicious. These Homemade Lofthouse cookies are simply amazing!

Recipe Details


6 – 10 people

Prep time

25 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes (per batch)

Total time

35 – 45 minutes

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies Recipe


  • 170g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 cups + 3 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • ¼ cup Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. Salt

For the frosting

  • 170g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Whole Milk
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • Optional: Food Coloring
  • Optional: replace Whole Milk with Lemon Juice

Equipment Needed: Stand Mixer with Paddle Attachment

  1. Add the Butter into the Stand Mixer mixing bowl and begin to mix on slow for 1 minute, then add Powdered Sugar and continue to beat on low to incorporate
  2. Once the Sugar has incorporated with the butter, increase speed to medium and whip for 4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy and has turned a pale color. Add Egg and beat on medium / low to incorporate
  3. Add the Flour, Corn Starch, Baking Powder, and Salt and mix on low to combine. Add the Greek Yoghurt then increase speed to medium and mix for another 2 -3 minutes until a smooth batter forms
  4. Place some baking paper on a silicone mat on a large sheet pan then spoon tbsp. sized round portions of batter roughly 60g each onto the pan. Then refrigerate the baking tray while the oven is pre-heating to firm up the batter
  5. Once the oven is heated to 350 degrees, place the Sheet Pan in the middle rack and bake for 10 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Repeat if you are doing multiple batches

To prepare the Frosting

  1. Like the batter, add the Butter into the mixer and mix on slow for 1 minute, then add the Powdered Sugar to incorporate into the mixture
  2.  Add the Vanilla Extract, Milk (or Lemon Juice), and Salt and mix for 1 – 2 minutes until smooth. Then add your food coloring and continue to mix until the color has fully incorporated
  3. Decorate the cooled cookies with the frosting and then tell everyone it is time to dig in!

Note: if you are using more than 1 food coloring for the icing, split the portion of Icing before you add the food color to the mixture

We’d recommend eating these cookies within 48 hours of cooking, as they will inevitably dry out and become less pleasant to eat. Like most baking, the dish is best eaten immediately. The serving quantity for this recipe is quite a lot, you can easily feed 8 – 10 people! So why not whip up a batch for a kids birthday party, or to share with your co-workers. Trust us, everyone will be impressed with these beautiful Homemade Lofthouse Cookies!

For more delicious sweet treats why not check out some of these tasty recipes

Thanks again to our friends at Mealtime Joy for the amazing recipe. Please do yourselves a favor and head over to their website. They’ve got a ton of delicious recipes that we know you’ll love. Also check them out on Instagram and Pinterest and throw them a follow!

Happy Cooking!

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