Recipe Clubber

I'm a big fan of the whole recipe-a-week "club" thing that Heather (F.) wants to do...so here are mine.

I did two this week. The first one I really can't take much credit for cuz it's a recipe I got from Maxine's website. It's a "lofthouse cookie" recipe, which apparently just means it's a really fluffy sugar cookie. They're really good and really soft. The frosting is originally white frosting, but you know me--I have to chocolate-up things, (they're really good with m&ms).

I made these for our Activity Day. We made cookies and Valentine's for a couple of families in our ward. Pretty fun. Ten year old girls are pretty fun to hang out with cuz they still fear you enough to respect and listen to you and they're still young enough not to care about looking stupid and having fun.

Lofthouse Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup sour cream
5 1/2 cups flour ( plus more for rolling and making the dough less sticky )

--Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs (one at a time) and sour cream. Mix in dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
--Oven to 350.
--Roll out dough to 1/4-3/8 inch thickness--using as much flour as needed. Cut out shapes and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

--Bake for 8 minutes--turning the pan half-way through.
--Cool on wire racks. Frost and decorate.Lofthouse Cookie Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 T. milk (cream would probably be really good)
1 tsp. vanilla
And my must-have ingredient...1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted.
*As a side note, you may need to add milk as the frosting sits cuz it thickens up. Just add it a little at a time.


This is just one of THE freakin' best recipes on the planet...period. I could eat the whole thing in two days. Steve even loves this cake and he's not a dessert person.

I made this for our Enrichment Dessert Potluck/Valentine's activity a couple days ago.

Chocolate Heaven

3/4 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 box chocolate cake mix ( I like the dark chocolate or chocolate fudge )
1 sm. box instant chocolate pudding mix
1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips ( I always add on the higher side! )
Powdered sugar to sprinkle

--Oven to 350.
--Beat wet ingredients till mixed thoroughly; add dry and mix. Stir in chocolate chips.
--Place in well greased bundt pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes--till a toothpick comes out with few cooked crumbs.
--While still hot, shimmy out of pan onto a cooking rack. When cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Of course, I had to "test" it first.
Make sure you have a glass of milk nearby!


  1. That cake is by far the BEST chocolate cake recipe ever!! I loved it before it was out of the oven the first time I made it :)

  2. I KNOW!!!! I loved it the first time I READ the recipe. How could you not?!

    I decided to come up with a chocolate glaze for it and really make it put people in a cocoa coma.

  3. Holy cow! That looks amazing! My mouth is watering. I wish I had that sugar cookie recipe last night. I had to make a ton of enrichment this morning and they turned out like poop.

  4. It's probably the easiest "cutout cookie" recipe I've made...and they aren't as temperamental as normal sugar cookies.

  5. I have to displace credit for those cookies, since I hadn't tried the recipe before posting it on the blog (which I did disclaim). I actually just tried the recipe myself last night, and they turned out more like yummy cake-bread than your traditional cookies. Tasty, but definitely not worthy of the Lofthouse label. Too bad. Check out the lentil soup and creamy biscuit recipe that I'll be posting tonight - those I've tried and can relay are delicious!

  6. oooh i think i just gained 10 lbs just by READING those decadent recipes! ooooh! it's too bad troy doesn't like cake much and hates chocolate cake. so unless i had a throng of people over...guess who would eat the majority of it...because i sure as heck am not gonna let my girls eat that much of it...just after 3 bites of chocolate cake and they will be wired for the day. :)

  7. hahahahahaa1! amy, i just realised that it looks like we have the same countertops...check out my pictures on my post "domestic diva?"

    i just think that is funny!! anyway, that is all :)

  8. Maxine--what ARE Lofthouse cookies? I'd never heard of them before I saw the recipe from your site. These ones are really cake-like...I liked them though.

  9. It ain'r right posting pictures that look THAT tasty without having shipped an order to me first...Jerk

  10. I will feed you if you visit me.


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