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Homemade Lofthouse Cookies...aka Jiffy Cookie Mix 
Nov. 7, 2010 1:33 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2011 1:41 am
Unbelieveable. I will never buy Loft house cookies from the local bakeries again. Thanks to the ladies talking on the Recipe Buzz a few nights ago....So Jiffy baking mix as a recipe on the large box for a cookie recipe. I'm totally pleased with the turn out and my family went to town. As well as some of the friends of my kids piggy out as well. I made up 3 batches. I can not praise them enough. So I invite you to look at my "homemade Lofthouse Cookies aka Jiffy baking mix cookies" I did it.

Recipe on Jiffy...
2 cups Jiffy baking mix
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup milk
5 tbsp Criso Shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

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

Now I didn't grease my baking sheet...no need for added oils....with the except of the shortening 1 batch makes about 33 small cookies or at least my 1st batch did, but then I made them bigger on the next 2 batches. But again, I didn't grease my baking sheet, I used parchment paper, soo much easier not to have to pry them off with a spatula. I placed my batter in a 16 inch decorator's piping bag with a size 2 rosette tip(aka star tip) and piped them on the baking sheet, baked and cooled....then I used the Decorator Frosting I http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Decorator-Frosting-I/Detail.aspx<  from the site and added sprinkles...and Ta-Da, your done...How cool is that. Thought I'd share with you my excitement. And no need to pay 3 or 4 dollars for a dozen when I can make several batches for less then that. Enjoy!
Homemade Lofthouse Cookies aka Jiffy cookie mix
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Nov. 7, 2010 1:39 pm
YUM! So going to try those!!
Nov. 7, 2010 1:39 pm
Thanks for answering all my silly questions. The whole time you were trying to finish your blog. You Rock. Now about the oreo bark how did you get yours to come out so nice? The picture is awsome.
Nov. 7, 2010 1:43 pm
Hehe wellll, I used my Perfect Brownie Pan. I have done that a few times with the Jelly Bean Bark recipe on here as well. It's a handy pan to have I have found. But on that note on the Oreo Bark, you have to let it completely cool over night. Line it with foil, slightly spray the insert, cool over night, pull out flip the insert upside down and press the boogers out of the dividers. Thet are might thick. I've got another batch right now in a jelly roll pan cooling off, I used mini Oreo's today. Hopefully I cut them clean.
Nov. 7, 2010 1:44 pm
Oh, yum! I'll have to give those a try!
Nov. 7, 2010 1:47 pm
Thanks and to think I told my MIL I did not want one of thoes pans.
Nov. 7, 2010 2:26 pm
"The ladies" was sweettreats . . . she had a shout out for you last night (or the night before?) asking if you had tried them yet, and how they had come out . . . Glad that worked for you - can't wait to try them. My daughter's coming out for her birthday next weekend, and I'm thinking about making them for her to take back to the sorority house . . .
Nov. 7, 2010 2:31 pm
Definately sound like they are worth a try!
Nov. 7, 2010 2:36 pm
Yeah, I saw the shout out about 1 or 2 this morning....I was in the ER all freaking afternoon. I had planned to make these yesterday. But seeing how, I couldn't well they got a pampering treatment today. :-) I won't buy Lofthouse anymore. I think we pick up on a normal run for those cookies about 3 boxes every 2 weeks. Not any more!!
Nov. 7, 2010 3:07 pm
I had to stop buying them for the kids - because I ate them (= The other thing that sweetreats said was that she got the Jiffy Baking Mix at Walmart . . . I just looked at the store (yes, I gave in and went after all - the kids have eaten my corn tortillas, too, so I couldn't even make taquitos . . . ), and Ralph's didn't have it, so I'm going to have to hit Walmart this week . . .
Nov. 7, 2010 3:14 pm
LOL Barb. I put the cookies I made without frosting in bags already soo that I can frost the rest as I go..I and they are super soft. Woo hoo. I'm going to try the Bisquick in place of the Jiffy in the next day or so, and if that works...I'm trying the gluten-free Bisquick..and see how well that works.
Nov. 7, 2010 3:23 pm
I still have some un frosted cookies in a Ziploc bag. Xraybarb if you have Winco near by the sell it for 1.98. Glad your family liked them mis7up. I will be making them to handout with my Christmas goodies this year.
Nov. 7, 2010 3:24 pm
Great job they look like Lofthouse cookies with the sprinkles. I didn't have any on hand so my daughter just got the frosting.
Nov. 7, 2010 3:36 pm
LOL Sweets, I was debating on the stock of sprinkles I have. I have every season I think. Still loaded down with Halloween sprinkles. I nearly did black and orange but I picked up the Wilton Autumn sprinkles from the halloween clearance isle at Walmart. Was surprised I got them for a buck. I think they goobered but I sure ain't going to tell them. LOL
Nov. 7, 2010 6:47 pm
I looked up Winco, and I think I'm midway between two - and neither is very convenient. I think one is in Pomona, maybe near the 60 - if I can get myself out of the house early (Ha!), I could stop on my way to work one day (=
Nov. 7, 2010 7:27 pm
Mis7UP, Oh are these the soft little cookies that always have holiday sprinkles on them? OMGosh, Tina Loves these cookies, I always find them on super sale in the day old bin. I will love to try them! Thank You! I am wondering tho if I could use Splenda instead of the reg. sugar. Yours turned out ssooo pretty! I will let ya know! HUGS:)
Nov. 7, 2010 7:47 pm
Well, Patty, good question. I'm going to be experimenting with the bisquick baking mix and bisquick gluten-free baking mix...so I will try with the splenda, and if it works I'll post it to this thread. Because now I'm curious as well. The cookies were totally excellent. Oh man!! Barb, not your luck. I'd mail you a box if I could.
Nov. 8, 2010 3:35 am
Those look amazing!!
Nov. 8, 2010 5:07 am
I don't even like sugar cookies, and this blog has convinced me that these are going to have to be tried this year :) Your pictures are always fantastic, mis7up, but what I really appreciate is how you often explain how you achieved your result -- thank you!
Nov. 8, 2010 6:25 am
Great job, can't wait to try them. Have you used the Gluten free bisquick before, how does it taste? I bought my DD some Bob's Red Mill Gluten free and she said it was awful. Just wanted to know how the bisquick was (if you've tried it). TIA!
Nov. 8, 2010 9:57 am
I can't wait to try these!
Nov. 8, 2010 10:24 am
Nov. 8, 2010 10:36 am
Another recipe without bringing a minimum of 2 sticks of butter to room temp, Hooray! I can see some GK's getting into the holiday spirit with some red and green sugar. Love the blog and picture perfect pictures!!!
Nov. 8, 2010 3:44 pm
Which Jiffy Mix did you use? I didn't realize that there are about 8 different kinds of Jiffy Mix. I didn't see the recipe on any of the boxes.
Nov. 8, 2010 4:07 pm
Mimi..Lofthouse cookies are these delicate soft cakelike cookies, with frosting and sprinkles, they are normally found in the fresh bakery section like at Walmart, Costco, Krogers..etc. Anyway, they come 12 to a container. They are fabulous. Jiffy baking mix, is like Bisquick baking mix...just been around longer I believe. It's in a large white box with blue on the sides. It's not the small boxes of corn bread mix or the little boxes of muffin mixes. You should be able to find it along side the Bisquick for a couple of dollars. I think I paid $2.88 for a 1 pound box...I'm thinking that's how large the box is, I'm at work so, I'm guessing at the weight. I have also bought the Bisquick's Gluten-free baking mix, I have yet to try it. It's on my list of baking to do tomorrow. And yes SouthernGma, a recipe not to have to bring 2 sticks of butter to room temp...I'm soo please with this recipe. But today. I can tell you, if you leave the cookies out, the get hard...but not a biggie if you dunk in coffee. But I only frosted so many of the batches I made, and those went quick. I bagged the rest of them and they were still very soft this afternoon..to my delight. I ate a few without frosting and totally enjoyed them. I'm going to be making trays of these for neighbors for the holiday. Tomorrow's attempt as well...Birthday invitation cookies for my daughter's birthday party next week. Crossing fingers.
Nov. 8, 2010 5:00 pm
Thank you for posting this! My daughter cannot have the Lofthouse cookies because of a nut allergy (they're made on shared equipment with nuts). Now I can make her something just as good or even better!
Nov. 8, 2010 5:01 pm
I made these when I saw it on the Buzz and they don't taste like Lofthouse cookies.. just sorta like crumbly biscuity stuff. I whipped my batter until sorta fluffy, I wonder if that was the problem. the buttercream frosting is what made them edible.
Nov. 8, 2010 5:20 pm
aww Cindy, :-( sorry to hear that. I'm not sure what happen with yours. I tend not to pack my baking mix and spoon in...I'm not sure if that makes a difference, but I whipped mine too.
Nov. 9, 2010 6:17 am
Hi! What is the "perfect brownie pan" you mentioned earlier and where do we get it?
Nov. 9, 2010 10:31 am
I lost another recipe which uses Jiffy cake mix: Yellow Cake Mix made like cookie dough (that is the part of the recipe I have forgotten.) This is formed as the crust in a rectangular baking pan. Then: sprinkle raw (or 1/2 brown and 1/2 white)sugar to lightly coat--about 3Tbsp; spread 24 oz Sour Cream directly on the lightly sugared "cookie dough"--the Sour cream should be approximately 1/2" deep; Large can of sliced peaches, very well drained--and maraschino cherries to make pleasing patterns. It was baked a long time (approximately 45 minutes) until the crust was browned and the sour cream was hard set. The final result was like cheese cake. I liked it because it was very quick and tasted very good. If you know the recipe, pleast post it. Eric
Nov. 9, 2010 10:38 am
The yellow cake mix turned cookie dough didn't have any added ingredients; it was the amount of shortning, egg and other liquids that were altered to make it the consistency of cookie dough.
Nov. 9, 2010 2:20 pm
OMGoodness! These are my favorite cookies and I could never figure out how to make them. Now if I can figure out how to make the same type of shortbread like I buy at Panera, life will be complete! Thank you.
Nov. 9, 2010 3:14 pm
skip the baking mix and try soft sugar cookies IV on this site.frost with a buttercream and yummy
Nov. 9, 2010 5:21 pm
Yum!! I will try these! I must tell you that if you have Jiffy white frosting mix on hand...it is the EXACT taste and consistency of lofthouse icing. All you add is a scant 2Tbs. boiling water to icing mix, stays soft but you can still "stack" cookies.
Nov. 9, 2010 5:24 pm
Wow! I can't wait to hear how the trial with bisquick worked! About how many inches across are you making the cookies for them to get done?
Nov. 9, 2010 6:41 pm
I loooove the lofthouse cookies! I'm so excited to try these jiffy cookies, I went and got a box today!
Nov. 9, 2010 7:21 pm
I am so excited to see the easy cookies made with Jiffy mix. The picture is great. They look just like the expensive Lofthouse brand.Thanks so very much for sharing! I can hardly wait to try the recipe out!
Nov. 9, 2010 11:36 pm
Looking forward to finding out if the bisquick worked, i don't know if we have the jiffy mix around here, but i know i have bisquick in my cupboard =) Def gonna consider the jiffy frosting though
Nov. 10, 2010 7:18 am
I, too, didn't know what a lofthouse cookie was until I saw the picture-not a fan, myself, but I'd love to try that jelly bean bark (I can't find the recipie, though). Kerryberry, the perfect brownie pan is that 'as seen on tv' pan that looks like an old ice cube tray & is just the handiest way to bake bars or cool fudge (seriously-my best friend won't even let me borrow hers, she loves it so much)! Mis7up, in my experience, Jiffy mix & Bisquick are 100% interchangable. I've yet to try the gluten-free, though. I look forward to hearing your results.
Nov. 10, 2010 10:03 am
Very cool. I will try this one soon. I LOVE copy cat recipes. Thanks!
Nov. 10, 2010 11:48 am
Let me at em let me at em...
Nov. 10, 2010 5:02 pm
New Blog or a continuation to this blog is up and running. Please check it out. Thanks.
Alex D 
Nov. 11, 2010 7:39 am
About a year ago, I went to Allrecipes' "request a recipe" and asked if anyone had a recipe that duplicated "Lofthouse Cookes". No one had a sufficient answer/recipe. I just saw your blog and I cannot wait to go home and try this recipe! (by the way, didn't know they sold Jiffy down south) - I thought it was a Midwest item ... my kids and I have toured the factory a couple of times - right here in Chelsea, MI!!
Nov. 11, 2010 7:41 am
ooo Alex that is cool. And yes, we have loads of Jiffy products here. When I don't want to make cornbread from scratch...Jiffy is my go to.
Nov. 11, 2010 10:04 am
Thank you for sharing! Cannot wait to try this recipe! I love Lofthouse cookies as much as my kids do!
Nov. 11, 2010 11:16 am
Please add this as a recipe so I can save it to my box. My husbands birthday is next week- and I am SO doing this instead of cake
Nov. 12, 2010 4:35 am
M7U: I've purchased the Jiffy Baking Mix and look forward to giving these a try. Mine won't look nearly as perfect as yours, but I'm not letting that stop me.
Nov. 12, 2010 8:02 am
Kewl Looks GREAT!!!
Nov. 12, 2010 10:08 am
Hi, I plan to try this recipe tonight.. I was wondering, can you freeze these cookies unfrosted? do they maintain their softness when thawed and frosted? Thanks! I'll let you know how they turn out..
Nov. 12, 2010 10:30 am
well that's a good question, I've not froze them...they never last very long. A day at the most in my house. But I would assume you could freeze them without frosting and then add the frosting when they are thawed. But when they are left out with not coverage, they get really really hard. I bag them and they stay really soft.
Nov. 12, 2010 12:41 pm
Made these today and iced them with the Jiffy White Frosting. The closest recipe yet! Thanks mis7up.
Nov. 13, 2010 5:53 am
Thanks for the reminder. I used to make these when my boys were little and short on money. They were great.
rhonda staff 
Nov. 13, 2010 8:41 am
sounds good but have easier than that i box cake mix (any kind) 2/3 cup oil,2 eggs. cookie dough. add choc chips,nuts etc. 350bout 12 minutes. cool slightly one pan before removing
Nov. 14, 2010 3:05 am
I'm curious....have you ever tried to make the Holiday Sugar Cookies using the Jiffy Pie Crust Mix?
Nov. 14, 2010 3:22 am
No I haven't Kimberly, just with the baking mix...but that's a neat thought. I'll have to look into that.
Nov. 14, 2010 6:40 pm
Many thanks! I made these tonight, but only had Bisquick heart healthy mix on hand. Also, out of Crisco so subbed softened butter. They turned out beautifully-followed your lead and piped onto parchment. Iced with Jiffy white frosting. Thanks again!!:)
Nov. 14, 2010 8:36 pm
I can't believe how popular my blog has gotten. I have to totally give thanks to Sweettreats for mentioning it to me....Thanks Sweets.
Nov. 14, 2010 8:57 pm
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have been searching for a Lofthouse knock off for a long time. These did just the trick!
Nov. 20, 2010 1:49 pm
Just finished a batch of the "Lofthouse" cookies. Great but were not very lofty. Any suggestions? I did pipe them like you did.
Nov. 22, 2010 7:55 am
I just finished a batch, too...piped them and everything, but they were VERY flat. Not lofty at all, but yummy! What did I do wrong?
Nov. 28, 2010 1:19 am
I'm not sure what you did, Bunches. Aww. Did you spray your pan with non-stick spray? I found that when I did a batch, that way...it went very flat. I use parchment paper lined on my pans, and I don't have that every running cookie. Other then when I made them with Pioneer Bking mix. Maybe try that and see if that works better for you.
Dec. 16, 2010 9:45 am
Did you happen to try it with the gluten-free Bisquick yet? I'm curious if they still turned out well! My kids and I can't have gluten, but boy do I miss Lofthouse cookies!
Dec. 17, 2010 4:23 pm
Well after saving this a month ago, finally made them. They are great, but you should triple the batch. One batch only made 21 cookies and I didn't make them large. Also, I very lightly greased the pan and they did not flatten at all.
Dec. 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Karen, yes I did do the gluten-free bisquik, I wrote another blog about them, while they were descent, they left a powder residue on the tongue. The cookie was good. But a couple of my kids didn't care for the powder residue. And they didn't spread not flatten. I used a cookie scooper and they stayed exactly the way I plopped them on the baking sheet. So try it, the taste was nice. If you don't my the powder on the tongue.
Feb. 1, 2011 9:50 pm
I made these cookies and they are terrific! I just made them like drop cookies though..no piping, etc. They didn't come out flat like the Lofthouse, so next time I'll try rolling them into balls and slightly flattening them. Fingers crossed...but my family really enjoyed these cookies. Dag nabbit they really do taste like Lofthouse! :)
Feb. 1, 2011 10:46 pm
glad you like them....my family love loves them.
Feb. 2, 2011 12:03 pm
Question: I love the red velvet Lofthouse. If I were to add cocoa and red food coloring, do you think it would work? And if you already tried that, how much cocoa did you use?
Feb. 6, 2011 8:31 pm
oh??? I haven't tried that at all...but that sure would be something to try....brain storming.... awesome thought.
Feb. 18, 2011 8:32 pm
I didn't like these at all! Mine came out half raw and when I cooked them a bit longer they turned out dry and slightly burned tasting.
Feb. 21, 2011 1:41 am
oh no Kalista...so sorry you had no luck with the recipe.
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