Monday, May 27, 2013

Fat White Cookies with Frosting

These were always my favorite cookie in high school.  My mom would often indulge me and get a package of these from the grocery store.  I never knew exactly what they were really called, but I called them fat white cookies.  I loved how they were a thick white cookie - and not browned!  I love my cookies soft and chewy and these certainly fit the bill.  The store bought kind were also perfectly frosted. mmmm.
One day I stumbled upon this recipe and while they don't look nearly as pretty as the store bought kind, I think the addition of the sour cream to the dough certainly makes them soft and fluffy just like the store bought variety.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Fat White Cookies - Lofthouse Style

6    cups    flour 
1    teaspoon    baking soda 
1    teaspoon    baking powder 
1/2    teaspoon    salt 
1    cup    unsalted butter ( room temp ) 
2    cups    sugar 
3    eggs 
2    teaspoons    vanilla extract 
16    ounces    sour cream 

For the Frosting
1    cup    unsalted butter ( room temperature ) 
1    teaspoon    vanilla extract 
4    cups    powdered sugar 
   pinch    salt 
6    tablespoons    heavy cream 

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy - mixing for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and beat until well incorporated. Add the vanilla and sour cream and mix at a low speed until combined. Add the dry ingredients (slowly) and beat until just combined. The dough will be quite sticky. Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1 1/2 inches thick and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours or overnight. 
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out cookies, or use cookie scoop to drop cookies onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool. 
To make the frosting - cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly add the powdered sugar and salt. Once smooth and creamy, add in the heavy cream. Finally, beat at a medium speed for a few minutes until light and fluffy. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring.

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  1. Yum! I love a good cookie recipe!! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday!

  2. I love your title. And I agree, I love the soft, fluffy almost cake like cookies. Black and white cookies are my favorite.

  3. Oh yum, yum, yummy! I'm visiting today as a co-host from Showin' Some Love Blog Hop but also thanks for Pinning with Pin It Tuesday too!

  4. Yum! I'm always looking for good cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing.


    A new fan visiting from Totally Tasty Tuesdays.

  5. Love the name! Thanks for coming by and partying with us. Have a funtastic week!

    Fluster Buster

  6. I, too, love these kind of cookies. :)
    Over from Miz Helen's

  7. I have not heard of them until now, but it is neat that they stay white instead of browned. I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. Thank you for the recipe share!

  8. Soft and fluffy - just the way I love them! Thank you for sharing this recipe at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  9. Thank you for sharing on the BBQ Block Party! Lofthouse cookies are one of my favorite. I always get excited when they have the occasional chocolate ones for the holidays!. Most definitely going to try your recipe!

  10. I love soft and fluffy cookies. Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Spotlight.

    Angels Homestead

  11. These seem to be my special treat that my mom made, but only when we had soured cream....hence, they were Sour Cream Cookies. Chocolate frosting is great too. When I moved to Colorado in the early 60s, I had no luck making them so I tried commercial sour cream and the result was greatly improved - and a health problem likely averted, as well. Fun to see this recipe!

  12. Hmm...definitely need to try these!!! :) I'm so glad we found your blog!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

  13. Hi Danielle,
    Your Cookies look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Wow my favorite cookies. I try never to buy these because I want to eat them all myself. Thanks for the recipe! And thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Diane @MamalDiane

  15. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking this up with the DIY Sunday Showcase! Jen @

  16. These sounds and look very good. Never have heard of these cookies before. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  17. I love soft and chewy cookies too! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

  18. Yum, they look so delicious!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Say G'day Saturday party. I hope you will be able to join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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