The other night a craving struck. It had to be satisfied. I needed those soft, buttercream topped Lofthouse Sugar cookies from the grocery store. But going to the store looking like I did was out of the question. So I made them myself.. and you know what? They came out pretty good! I know sugar cookies are about the easiest treat you can bake.. but I've never made the soft kind before. I think the addition of sour cream is what brought these cookies from whatevs to fabulous! Totally doing these in every color for every season now. I made mine in Green since I'm all in the St. Patty's Day spirit over here! Too easy!
Step 1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time. Gradually add in the flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt until everything is incorporated. Cover and chill at least one hour.
Step 2. Preheat oven to 350* Roll chilled dough into 1 1/2" balls and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake for 10 minutes, cool on wire racks.
Step 3. Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbs of the milk until very smooth. If needed, add another Tbs of milk and if desired, add food coloring. Spread or pipe onto cooled cookies and immediately add sprinkles.
Store in an air tight container at room temperature.