I have a guilty, quietly fervent love for these things, but I do think that their mass-made nature comes through in a chalky aftertaste. I would much rather find a way to make them myself, and these ten recipes all promise to help.
Here are five classic options for the cakey cookie and icing, with some minor variations on the recipe. One uses yogurt, another sour cream, and there's a mix of approaches on the shortening vs. butter question. The one thing they all have in agreement: sprinkles are essential.
I haven't tried any of these yet, but when I go on the hunt for the perfect soft and cakey sugar cookie, you'll be the first to know which one works best.
Have you tried any of these? And do you prefer the classic, or something with a twist, like the chocolate, pumpkin, or peanut butter variations below?
The Classic Cookie
Let's see if we can nail this down, shall we?
Mix It Up
The classic but with a twist.
Are you with me on the Lofthouse love? And do you have a recipe that beats that store-bought cookie all hollow?
(Image credits: Jaclyn of Cooking Classy; Michelle of Brown Eyed Baker; Jen of Beantown Baker; Josh and Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod; Maya of Alaska from Scratch; Tessa of Handle the Heat; Sarah of Chocolate Therapy; Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama; Rachel of Baked by Rachel; Jennifer Dempsey of Mother Thyme)