5 from 1 vote
Super soft, fluffy, and easy to make, these Chocolate Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies are such a fun and festive cookie that can be easily customized for any holiday by changing the frosting and sprinkles to match the season!
Chocolate Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Chilling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
23 mins
 

Super soft, fluffy, and easy to make, these Chocolate Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies are such a fun and festive cookie that can be easily customized for any holiday by changing the frosting and sprinkles to match the season!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery cookies, chocolate sugar cookies, frosted cookies, lofthouse cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder;, salt, and cocoa powder, then set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light, about 3 minutes.  Add the egg and egg yolk and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl.  Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat just until combined.

  3. Add the dry ingredients, mixing on low just until combined, scraping down the bowl a few times to make sure the dough mixes well. Divide the dough into two sections and wrap with plastic wrap, flattening into discs. Chill at least 2 hours or more.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

  5. Lightly dust a clean counter with flour, then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.  Use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out circles and transfer to a baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes, then immediately transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting and decorating with sprinkles.

  7. To make the frosting, beat the butter with a hand mixer until soft.  Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the vanilla and cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach the desired spreading consistency.  Add the salt, then color with food coloring and use to frost cookies.  Sprinkle with your favorite sprinkle mix before the frosting has a chance to set.  

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Handle the Heat.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Potassium 62mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.