Sunday, November 14, 2010

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies (best recipe website ever!!) recently had a post with a recipe for lofthouse cookies. The writer did an excellent comprehensive "test" of several different baking mixes as the base for lofthouse cookies. Although not one of my favorites, my boys really enjoy these cookies. My sister in Dubai also has 3 boys (and a husband) who really like these, so I am hoping she can find the mix and it doesn't cost $25!
I only had Bisquick Heart Healthy baking mix on hand and did not have Crisco (trying to eliminate from pantry). So I subbed softened butter for the Crisco.

Here is the recipe:

2 cups Jiffy baking mix (I used Bisquick Heart Healthy)
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tbsp Crisco Shortening (I used softened butter)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees...Grease baking sheet. Mix all ingredients and spoon onto pans. Bake for 8-10 minutes and remove to cool.

The writer suggested piping the batter in circles onto parchment-lines baking sheets. Great advice as they came out in pretty smooth-edged circles. I used a box of Jiffy white icing mix to frost and sprinkled on rainbow jimmies.

Enjoy! If your sweet tooth is needing more sugar, check out this blog:


  1. Aw....those look really good. I haven't made frosted cookies in a while. I agree that AllRecipes is the best! Thank you so much for sharing this with us on Sweet Sunday. I am hoping that it eventually takes off and there are many dessert or sweet related goodies to look at!

  2. Wow, those really look like the real thing! I made homemade lofthouse cookies a while ago too(: I just used whole wheat flour so they didn't turn out as good. But I think the homemade versions are wayy better than store bought(:

  3. We love these cookies! Thanks for pointing out how to make them at home. (I'm visiting from Raising Homemakers.)

  4. I saw a picture of a gingerbread horse that you posted on AllRecipes. The milkglass plate caught my attention - it's the same plates as my mother left me. Do you by any chance know the pattern name or the maker? Thank you! Regina

  5. Hi Regina,

    That is a Hazel Atlas crinoline saucer-some call it a ruffle pattern, too. They are most often in pink or aqua, but sometimes white (color has faded/worn off). It's my favorite pattern!!

    1. Thank you so much for the info! I believe her plates were white when she got them in 1960ish. I also have some of my mother-in-law's dishes that are in the picture above. I don't know the name of that pattern either, but it's the one with the cut out heart edges. Have a wonderful New Year! Regina