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'Pink Velvet' Lofthouse Cookies {CopyCat Recipe}

These soft, delicious 'Pink Velvet' Lofthouse Sugar Cookies are topped with an irresistible cream cheese frosting and perfect for Valentine's Day! ;) Love Pink!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar plus a 1/4 cup for dipping glass into
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/8 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond milk or milk

or

  • 1 tub of Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray non-stick spray on cookie sheets.
  • Add butter, oil and sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until incorporated well.
  • Add the water and vanilla and continue mixing together. Add egg and beat in, then add in red food coloring and mix well.
  • Add the baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and flour wet mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Using a medium scoop, make balls of dough. Using a flat bottom glass that has been dipped in sugar, press down on cookies to get that crinkly edge.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. Don't overbake, you don't want cookies to be brown on bottoms.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to let cool.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Combine frosting ingredients together. Beat until thick and creamy.
  • (Warm up in microwave a smidge 10-15 seconds if you want a thinner glaze to spread on top, it will thicken up as it cools.)
  • Frost cookies and sprinkle with your decoration of choice.