Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman Sugar Cookies have a melt-in-your mouth softness like the Lofthouse sugar cookies, yet they taste a thousand times better! You’ll be savoring them down to the last crumb, simply put they are one dreamy holiday cookie.

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Perfect Holiday Sugar Cookies

Like I mentioned in an earlier post about these, these Sugar Cookies would definitely make the cut for my list of top 5 favorite Christmas cookies!

I just love everything about them.


I love their perfectly soft and tender crumb – thanks to the cornstarch and sour cream.

I love their flavor – which is a buttery cookie with hints of depth thanks to the sour cream, then the almond and vanilla extract add some decadence.

I love their sweet and creamy vanilla frosting.

And obviously I’m loving their cute and festive look. They’re just too fun.

Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Needed for Sugar Cookies

  • All purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract and almon extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Half and half
  • Decorative ingredients such as pretzels, icing and orange slices

Sugar Cookies shaped into rounds of descending size in stacks of three on baking sheet to make snowman sugar cookies.

How do I Make Frosted Sugar Cookies

  • Prep cookie dough and chill.
  • Preheat oven and line baking sheets.
  • Shape dough into rounds of 3 descending sizes.
  • Bake until set. Let cool on wire rack.
  • Prepare frosting then frost cookies.
  • Decorate as desired.

Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

No Cookie Cutter Required

The method I used here doesn’t require a cookie cutter – though a snowman cookie cutter without a hat should work as well.

They won’t keep detail with a cookie cutter, though that shouldn’t be a problem since they’re just rounds.

If going that route roll between 1/2 and 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface and be careful when transferring.

Soft sugar cookies after baking in snowman shape.

I won’t lie it is time consuming rolling out all the various shapes of dough balls but it’s the perfect weekend project.

And if you like consistency like me go for the kitchen scale – it’s actually probably the faster method.

My kids loved decorating these. And of course I did too!

If you want more detail transfer store-bought icing to piping bags with tiny round tips.

Then here I used super thin pretzel sticks for twiggy-like arms but just use what you can find.

Snowman Sugar Cookies after frosting and decorating. Shown here on a cake plate with Christmas lights around plate.

I hope you have a few relaxed hours this weekend that you can make a batch of these cookies. They may take some time but the end result is so worth it.

Both kids and adults are obsessed with these cute and oh-so-tasty snowman cookies!

Lofthouse Style Snowman Sugar Cookies

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