In this article, we will learn everything there is to know about this incredible treat. We will discuss their history, how to make them, and some fun facts about them. We will also include a FAQ section to answer any questions you may have.
Unsalted Butter (1 cup/2 sticks), softened: The cornerstone of rich and indulgent flavor, softened unsalted butter contributes a creamy texture to the cookie dough. Butter is a quintessential ingredient, providing a luscious mouthfeel and enhancing the overall taste of the cookies.
Granulated Sugar (1 1/2 cups): Granulated sugar is the sweet element that not only adds sweetness but also plays a crucial role in creating a tender texture. It helps in creaming with the butter, creating a light and fluffy base for the cookies.
Large Eggs (2): Eggs act as a binding agent, bringing cohesiveness to the dough. They also contribute to the cookies’ structure and moisture content. Beating in the eggs one at a time ensures even distribution and a smoother texture.
Vanilla Extract (3 teaspoons): Vanilla extract imparts a warm and aromatic flavor, elevating the overall taste profile of the cookies. It adds a subtle sweetness and a delightful fragrance that enhances the sensory experience.
All-Purpose Flour (3 cups): All-purpose flour forms the structural foundation of the cookies. It provides the necessary gluten to give the cookies their shape and structure. When combined with the other dry ingredients, it forms a balanced and stable base for the dough.
Baking Powder (1 teaspoon): Baking powder acts as a leavening agent, contributing to the cookies’ rise and a light, fluffy texture. It ensures that the cookies achieve the perfect thickness without being overly dense.
Baking Soda (1 teaspoon): Baking soda works in tandem with the baking powder, assisting in the leavening process. It also helps with browning and contributes to the cookies’ tenderness.
Salt (1/2 teaspoon): Salt enhances the overall flavor profile by balancing sweetness and intensifying the other ingredients’ taste. It plays a vital role in bringing out the richness of the butter and the sweetness of the sugar.
Milk (as needed): Milk serves as a variable ingredient, allowing you to adjust the cookie dough’s consistency. It adds moisture and tenderness to the cookies while ensuring the dough is easy to work with.
Frosting of Your Choice: The crowning glory, the frosting of your choice adds a layer of sweetness and a decorative touch to the cookies. Whether it’s a classic buttercream, cream cheese frosting, or a creative flavor, it completes the cookie experience.
The world’s largest Lofthouse Cookie was made in 2013. It was over 10 feet in diameter and weighed over 1,000 pounds.
- 2.25 cups 270g all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup 113g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup 200g granulated sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1/4 cup 60g sour cream, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 7.5ml
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
- Prepare the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt.
- Cream the butter and sugar. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the wet ingredients. Beat in the egg until well combined. Stir in the sour cream, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if using).
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
- Bake the cookies. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are just golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people prefer a simple buttercream frosting, while others prefer a more complex frosting, such as a cream cheese frosting or a chocolate frosting. It really comes down to personal preference.
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