Peppermint Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
Lofthouse sugar cookies — do you know the ones I am talking about? The soft white cookies in the bakery department? With the colorful frosting and sprinkles.
They always call my name but what is better than being able to make those same cookies at home? Fresher, cheaper, and tastier. I added a fun holiday twist to these with some peppermint extract and Christmas colored sprinkles.
I swear, 3/4 of the cookies I’ve made this Christmas season have been peppermint this or that. Peppermint shortbread, peppermint pattie cookies, peppermint crinkles, chocolate peppermint kiss cookies, peppermint chocolate sugar cookies….umm, do I have a problem? I also made these cream cheese shortbread cookies with chopped up Andes mints. SO good.
‘Tis the season, right?
These are really quite simple to make at home. And what can beat a soft, sugary cookie with creamy icing and fun sprinkles? These will look beautiful on your cookie tray and they’ll disappear quickly. Let’s be real — cookies with frosting are always eaten before the other cookies. It’s just a fact of life.
for the cookies
for the frosting
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 95mg Carbohydrates: 27g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 18g Protein: 2g
Husband’s take: No complaints from my man!
Changes I would make: None are necessary but these cookies give the perfect opportunity to play around with new flavor combinations.
And while you’re busy making up those cookie trays — don’t forget to make your family a healthy dinner! I know it can be so hard in the hustle and bustle to get dinner on the table so I’m over on Eat 2 Gather sharing some of my tips. With a one-year-old (UMMM can we talk about the fact that he is ONE?!) and a three-year-old, getting dinner made is not always an easy feat! I shared 4 tips for making dinner that make my life a little easier. Hopefully they’ll help you too!