Cookies/ Dessert/ Recipes

Homemade Lofthouse Cookies

Please tell me I’m not the only one who still has more than a mild obsession with those jumbo frosted cake-like cookies found in the aisles of Wal-Mart and Costco.

Please. We can tell each other these things. I don’t judge.

Anyways, I found myself thinking about these cookies this morning. I think the last time I had them I was a freshman in college and one of the girls in my dorm brought them over to me after a very upsetting break-up involving my boyfriend at the time getting so drunk that we both got kicked out of my sorority formal. I spent the entire night taking care of him while he worshiped the toilet gods and then the next morning, he dumped me.

True story.

But back to the cookies! They’re big, they’re soft and they taste just like old fashioned vanilla cake. I heart them.

Here’s what you need for success:

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Now set that aside and cream together your butter and sugar. You want the butter to be soft for this–I usually just take the butter out of the fridge about two hours before I plan to bake. That gives it time to soften up nicely.

Add the egg and mix for about a minute on medium speed. While that going, combine the buttermilk and vanilla in a small cup.

Alternate adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter while the mixer is on low. The end result should look just like cake batter!

I think it’s easiest to pipe these out since the batter is so thick. You could totally use the plastic bag trick, too!

Bake at 350 for about twelve minutes, or until the edges start to turn golden. Your kitchen will smell amazing!

Oh, but we’re not done yet. No, no, no…the best is yet to come!

I figured since now we are all professional cake decorators, we could implement our newly found piping skills on these cookies! Cause practice makes perfect, you know? Today I used small tips (got these at Michaels for ninety nine cents each) and plain ol’ plastic baggies again.

I made a simple buttercream (shortening + powdered sugar + vanilla) and divided it into little blobs that I could color with food coloring.

Word to the wise: be careful how much food coloring you add! A little goes a long way and folks, it stains.

Yeah…big time.

Once you have mixed and colored to your heart’s delight, scoop out the buttercreams into separate plastic bags with tips in them and get going!

I feel this moral obligation on my heart to tell you it’s sorta impossible to just eat one of these cookies. They’re so light! They’re so cakey! They do make nice gifts though so if you absolutely don’t think there’s any way in the world you can bake these and not eat the entire batch, wait until you have a special occasion or get dumped by a horrendous college boyfriend. I hear they’re great for that sort of thing. These would also be fun to decorate for a birthday party or baby shower!

Big Frosted Cake Cookies (or, Wal-Mart Crack Cookies)

Recipe adapted from Gourmet

makes 7-8 large cookies

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

5 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened

1/3 cup buttermilk

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the soft butter and sugar in a KitchenAid (or by hand!) until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat for about three more minutes until well combined. Alternate adding the buttermilk and the flour to the butter, starting and ending with the flour. Add the vanilla and beat on medium until everything is combined and the batter is smooth.

Pipe out (or scoop out) the batter onto a lined baking sheet, leaving about two inches of space between each cookie. Bake for about twelve minutes or until the edges start to turn golden. Let cool and frost to your heart’s delight!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    September 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I think these are Lofthouse cookies you are talking of? If so, then YES!

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      September 29, 2010 at 8:35 am

      I love the Lofthouse cookies

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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    September 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    This post just made me happy inside! Cookie batter that you have to pipe out sounds like my kind of cookie. Thank you!

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    September 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    YESSS. Love these cookies. And normally I only eat homemade treats, but I make an exception for the glory that is a lofthouse cookie. P.S. I love how your blog has changed over the past year. So funny and just full of life (and butter)!

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    Casey @ Foodie in Motion
    September 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Looks like fun in the kitchen! And yummy too…

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    LauraB @ foodsnobstl
    September 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    We called these “better than making out” cookies. Then, I referred to them as this, and my friend asked, “Who have you been making out with? You need some practice!” Ha ha, clearly, I wasn’t too cool in college!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    September 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Don’t make me want these!! Seriously.

    Too late. I already want them.

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    September 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    These look amazing! I am so close to having all the ingredients… so close… 🙁

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    grocery goddess jen
    September 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Hmmm, I do not know the cookies to which you refer, but this version looks orgasmic.

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    September 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    You must have so much space for your baking and stuff. I don’t have a living room and my TV, fold-up eating table and sink/fridge/stove is all in one room. I only have one cupboard and one counter space the size of a small box.

    Yipes, Jenna. Please tell me it won’t always be like this. I know I’m tons older than you, but I’m hoping to pull through – even you once had to eat on the floor, right? 🙂

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      September 29, 2010 at 5:12 am

      Again, what does this have to do with Jenna? It’s a post about cookies–not your life. She’s a blogger, not a shrink.

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    September 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Oooh, need to make these. Yes, please. These cookies really are like crack. I usually get mine from Jewel, though. And then excessive gluttony ensues.

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    September 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Those are my favorite cookies. I was adicted to them for quite some time.

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    Tiffany (Stuffed With Fluff)
    September 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I LOVE Lofthouse cookies! As soon as California gets the memo that it’s now Autumn, and the weather cools down, I want to try making these

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    Tabitha (From Single to Married)
    September 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Oh my heaves – these are definitely going on my list to make!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Good to know I’m not the only one who calls them crack cookies! Thanks for a version with a short, real ingredient list :o)

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    Krista (kristastes)
    September 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hahahah LOVE this post. Those cookies ARE cracktastic.

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Those mile-high frosted, soft sugar cookies with sprinkles on top……oh the memories. They were always a favorite and I have been known to put a couple away at a time 🙂 . I remember going on a ‘search’ for them once when we were in a new city. The addiction was/is bad….but sometimes you just need a little sugar, you know? Loving your blog!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t remember these cookies but seeing yours makes me want them!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    OMG! Walmart cookies! I’m so glad you call them that because ever since I moved to Tampa no one knows what I’m talking about when I say that.

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      September 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      You can get them from Publix in Tampa!

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      September 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm

      Yeah, is this a Southern Wal-mart thing? These cookies were a sleepover STAPLE in high school. Now I’m drooling just thinking about them. So. Good.

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        September 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm

        Nope. we have at Walmart up North! Made by Walmart & a company called lofthouse too!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    These are my best friends FAVORITE cookies in the world!! We lovingly call them “fat cookies”. Because they’re big fat cookies. And because, well… 😉

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      September 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      OMG! haha we called them fat cookies too…for the second reason…!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    My hubby loves these!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    amazing! I want to grab one off my screen!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Your writing always makes me smile. I love how you start your posts – you have such a talent for writing. And thanks for the recipe – I can justify eating these!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    September 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Those cookies seriously are crack. We used to always pack them on long distance car trips.

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I was wondering if you would do a post about your kitchen must-haves. For example, what cookware you own and other gadgets you own.

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    Alexandra @ SweatandStudy
    September 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Ah! I LOVE these cookies! And your name for them is perfect – you can never just have one. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Amy @ Loveforliving
    September 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    OMG. You are completely right with how yummy those cookies are! My other “crack” cookie? Orange sprinkled, pumpkin shaped sugar cookies from the supermarket. Yup. Crack I tell ya.

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for years- years, I tell you. Thank YOU so much. I can’t wait to make them!

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I love those cookies! I like to cook and I hate to bake, but I think I just found something that I won’t mind baking…

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    melissa roby
    September 28, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    They are crack cookies….and I buy them whenever I feel blue….I eat one, my husband consumes the rest…..a glass of wine and one of these cookies takes away pain….these cookies are one of the only reasons I go to Walmart….

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    September 28, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    OMG yes! You’ve made my day!! Although, I call them “cupcake cookies!” 🙂

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    Amber K
    September 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I LOVE those cookies. But eating just one? Impossible.

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    yum! the crack is in their super-sweet frosting. i have been begging my hubby to throw out from birthday cake for two days now, because i can’t stay outta the crack frosting. your cookies look delicious!

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I absolutely LOVE those cookies! If the mere thought of them didn’t start a cavity forming I would, and could, eat a whole box.

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    Shannon, Tropical Eats
    September 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    publix gets me every time with these. you definitely cant eat just one. Very excited you posted these!

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    The Wife of a Dairyman
    September 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Well, your cake cookies look even better than the Loft House version! YUM!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    September 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The cookies look awesome and I am sooo sorry that you babysat a barfing boyf, missed your formal, only to be dumped the next day. WTF??!! Omg that is awful! Karma’s a bitch though, and I’m sure he’s gotten his 🙂

    I used to live in SC where the Super Walmart was the only place to grocery shop. And am very well aware of the exact cookies you are referring to. Oh my, 3am post – drinking, the 24/7 Walmart..yeah, nuff said. That, or Waffle House. lol.


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    September 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Everybody loves a frosted sugar cookie.

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    Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    September 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I know exactly the cookies you’re talking about! Those are hard to resist!

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I will be making these for my vb team soon 🙂

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Oh my goodness I am obsessed with those cookies! Thank you times a million for this recipe! 🙂

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve never seen/heard of these cookies….but that’s okay – because I have my own “Crack” cookies – Farmer’s Market Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip, Double Chocolate-Chip, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, …um, Pillsbury Chocolate-Chip cookies 😉

    When you say a recipe is “Adapted” (i.e above – the Gourmet Cookbook) – what does that mean? That it’s the same recipe or “modified”?

    Also – you have an (enviable 🙂 ) kitchen-Aid mixer (it looks like?) – for mixing (versus hands) would you suggest a food processor to blend/mix or is just a hand-held mixer okay? I always find it splatters everywhere! What’t the trick?!

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    So, i am a looooong time reader… (I think you were still in culinary school?) but I rarely comment. I just wanted to say though…

    The direction you have taken with the blog as of late is SO SO beautiful. I enjoy it so much more (and not to be an ass, i enjoyed your blog before as well.. faithfully 🙂 ) But the photography, the writing and just your general “voice” has been so refreshing, and has reminded me of why i started reading “food blogs” to begin with. Thank you!

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    September 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    I will definitely make these SOON!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    September 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    “You are not the only one.” Let’s just agree that that’s the greatest understatement yet.

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    Jamie @ Food in Real Life
    September 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    omg.omg.omg. you are amazing. I need sprinkles on mine though.

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    September 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Wow, i am almost positive you just made every girl’s day. Those cookies are the best grocery store cookies I have ever had. I think they should have their own little section in the bakery section for this purpose.

    On that note, I just wanted to compliment you on your recipe posts. They’re always so beautiful. I should invest in a camera…hmm

    I also baked cookies recently. Here’s the link! :

    They’re Chocolate Chip CHICKPEA Cookies.
    Do you ever try to substiute certain ingredients to make them healthier? I’ve noticed you just have a great balance and may not need to bother substituting!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    September 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    You just made me rethink my avoiding gluten and dairy for the rest of my life. Sick? Migraines? Joint pain? Fatigue? Totally worth it if I can eat one of these every dy for the rest of my life.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    September 28, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I have an unhealthy obsession with these! Oh and I have been looking for a vanilla cake-cookie recipe! Score!

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    September 28, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Hi, Jenna! I just had to comment to tell you that I made your mom’s barbeque chicken recipe on Sunday night and it was AMAZING!! My entire family absolutely loved it and I will definitely be making it again! Thank you for posting it!

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    September 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for posting this – I have also had too many of these cookies at sorority-related and post-bad-boyfriend events 🙂 Now I have an excuse to make them instead of justifying buying them at the store 😉

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    Still Life in San Francisco
    September 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm


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    September 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I lovvvveeeee the crack cookies from Publix!!!! They were a must at the Gator Game Tailgates! 🙂

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    September 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Wondrous. Horrible story about the arsehole ex, but that is life in college as we know it. Sadly. Lovely story of cookies that are soft and frosting-friendly! My kind of cookie.

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    September 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    AAA these are crack cookies so excited to make them!!!!!! my boyfriend is going to freaking love this! thank thank thank you! I’ve been searching forever for a way to make these!

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    Tara @ FoodforFuel
    September 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Those cookies look delicious! The colors in the first picture remind me of the food fight scene from the movie “Hook”….anyone?

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    Heather @ Sugar & Spice
    September 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Oh Jenna! I love all of the baking posts…. you inspire me! I cannot wait to bake soon. The cookies are so beautiful!

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    September 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I’m not sure if I want to hug you or hate you right now 😀 Seriously, yum! Will be making these soon! Pillsbury actually has a recipe using cake mix that produce cookies similar to these. Super tasty!

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    September 28, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, man do I love those cookies. I have not had one in years. Those look yummy.

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    September 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Oh my god, yes! Thank you! I will be making these ASAP!

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    September 28, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I (like everyone else) love these cookies! Glad to see a recipe for them that doesn’t start with a cake mix – thanks for sharing!

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    September 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Bahahahaha! Love that you call these crack cookies as that is exactly what I have always called them! They are oh so deadly but oh so good!

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    September 28, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Oh these cookies are pure crack! I haven’t had one in at least 5 years….. it’s the icing isn’t it? Thick and sugary, just like it’s supposed to be. I just may make these.

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    September 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Those cookies are amazing, you are not alone in your love for them!

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    Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    September 28, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    mmm this looks so good. Btw- what a loser! But its ok. There are always cookies and new, better boy friends.

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    Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)
    September 29, 2010 at 1:59 am

    amazing. i call them feel-better cookies. because you eat them and you feel-better. actually a girl in my HS said that, she always brought them in when someone was having a bad day.

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    September 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

    i don’t think i’ve had these cookies before but they do look good

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    September 29, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Oh yes! I know exactly the cookies you are talking about. They are quite addictive.

    Yours look better though. And more fun. 🙂

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    Sara @
    September 29, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I haven’t had these cookies in FOREVER. But now they’re calling to me….thanks for sharing 🙂

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    September 29, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Oh my word. They look fabulous. I call these Sheetz cookies because they’re always at Sheetz and I used to eat them….a lot! Thankfully I didn’t stumbled upon them until after college…lord knows I didn’t need one more thing to add to the weight gain. Ha!

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    sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    September 29, 2010 at 6:15 am

    these cookies are like CRACK! they are so good. but my favorite part is the sprinkles!!! i will have to add it on 🙂 yum!

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    September 29, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Those Walmart cookies are ridiculous. I literally twitch when I walk by them. I can’t even look or I’ll ravage the package right there in the store.

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    September 29, 2010 at 6:24 am


    these look even better. must bake them. stat. good thing I just bought a new bag of sugar 🙂

    oh, and I happened across one of your blog entries from last spring (I think I clicked on a link?), and you were talking about the 30 day shred and being sore but still driving on, and I am motivated to work out now! despite that I am sore from my octathalon workout ( from Monday, and [20 minute] yoga yesterday. yay thank you for some inspiration 🙂

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    September 29, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Oh. My. Gosh. I have been looking for the perfect recipe to make these cookies but none of them ever look right in the end, I think you have just posted my salvation. I can’t wait to make them!!

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    September 29, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Have you ever had the cookies from Sheetz? It’s a gas station that makes these cake-like delicious cookies with pink icing. Man, do I ever need to make these.

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    Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    September 29, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I do like these cookies, but don’t love them like I do a chocolate chip cookie. I bet I’d like them better homemade because these look amazing!!

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    Jemma @
    September 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

    These cookies look great and i love the cute frosting!

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    Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    September 29, 2010 at 7:58 am

    he ha. I do love those sugar cookies at Walmart. They really are better than almost any cookie anywhere else. Good to see a replication. The frosting makes the cookie.

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    Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    September 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

    When I was a kid, they made this giant cookie monster cookies at my local grocery store. I loved them, they had tons of frosting and m&m’s for eyes. I haven’t had one in ages and now I am craving them 🙂 I should try to make them for my nephews and nieces (as an excuse to eat one myself obviously!)

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    September 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Mmm. I make chocolate cookies very similair to this and its true, you can’t stop at one….

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    cathy b. @
    September 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    your posts make me smile!
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

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    September 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I must try making these…it’s so funny and aptly timed as my husband and I succumbed to the cravings and bought a box of the Halloween “crack cookies” at Target this weekend!!

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    September 29, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Been my favorite cookies since I was 3, but haven’t eaten them in years because of the long ingredient list. When I was a teen I would buy pillsbury sugar cookie dough and make frosting and decorate with friends. My favorite soft sugar cookie recipe is this from McCormick
    cream of tartar is key. They are fantastic frosted or unfrosted.

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    September 29, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Short sweet and hilarious! I have never tried them thank goodness 🙂

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    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    They are so darn good! Once my bff’s family bought my family a huuuuuge platter full of these cookies and I almost cried tears of sugary delight. But instead I just ate a whole bunch of cookies.

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    September 29, 2010 at 9:16 am

    🙂 hee hee i love the new you! 😉

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    Allison K
    September 29, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I really need to quit reading your blog before lunch!

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    clarkie @ pigs in a blanket
    September 29, 2010 at 10:50 am


    i may or may not have bought these cookies one morning before high school and then sold them at a bake sale i had forgotten about. they were the halloween version, and i ate all the leftovers.

    now I have to plan a cookie decorating party at my new big-girl apartment. there’s so much to do!!

    thank you,

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    September 29, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Why would you do this to me??? Now I HAVE to make them just to see if they really are as good… LOL, thank you for this!


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    September 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    A yummy coincidence– some co-workers brought PUMPKIN lofthouse mini cookies to work today. The. Best. Thing. Ever. Perfect timing, since I was craving them after this recent post!

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    hemp jogger
    September 29, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    BEST. POST. EVER. ok, i really like A TON of your posts (love your zest for life and love and food and great attitude), but those cookies are really the best thing you can buy in a store. we lived on them in college, too. must go get some asap.

    great re-creation!

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    September 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    omg if these are the kind of cookies I think these are…. My boyfriend and I call them cloud cookies

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    September 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    You’re not alone….I’m turning 35 and for my birthday treat I asked for one of those larger than life cookies with tons of frosting from the cookie store in the mall! It’s gonna be soooo good.

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    Shelley @ Green Eggs & Hamlet
    October 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    You’re not alone in your love for the crack cookies. They sell them at our local grocery store chain and I sometimes buy a box and bring them into work to share with my colleagues. Then I eat 5 of them in a sitting.

    You have just MADE MY DAY that you gave a recipe for how to recreate them. Thank you!

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    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I went to go make these today but realized I didn’t have some of the ingredients, so they got turned into Pumpkin Spice Crack Cookies with a cream cheese frosting. Still so freaking delicous! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    October 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I’ve never had those cookies before (blame it on living in CA or never have visiting a Walmart…) but I was sold at the description. When I made them, then came out extremely cakey and you needed to support then whole cookie with your hand from the bottom while eating it. I don’t know if thats who they are supposed to be or if I maybe under cooked them? Either way, they were awesome. It was kinda like eating a flat cupcake.

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    October 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I have been looking for this recipe! I read it awhile ago but forgot to bookmark.

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    November 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Jenna, I am so giddy with excitement to make these cookies! So giddy, in fact, that I can’t bear the thought of getting in the car and going to the store for buttermilk, the only ingredient I don’t have on hand!!! I was wondering if you ever use a buttermilk substitution, (1c. milk + 1T. white vinegar) and if you think it would work with this recipe? Thanks!!!

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      November 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

      I’m sure that would work—I personally have never tried to substitute, but I feel pretty confident because that works in most other recipes.

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    November 13, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Oh wal mart crack cookies…I love you so!

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    Emma Aubry (La Vie en Ginger)
    January 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Jenna! Love your blog. This is my first time commenting, but I’ve been silently following for months. Not creepy at all, I know.

    I also grew up referring to these as crack cookies. After reading your comments, I feel like my obsession with them has been legitimized. I finally got around to trying this recipe the other day…AMAZING. I linked back to you in my post, if you want to check it out:

    Thanks for the recipe! Keep on doin’ whatchu do.

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      January 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      great! I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Julie Pasta
    February 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    So this recipe only makes 7-8 cookies? I need about 2 dozen for a school party. Ok to double or triple the recipe?

    thanks! Glad I’m not the only one in search of a Wal-mart duplicate! 🙂

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    March 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I had 2 Walmart Crack Cookies last night!!!!

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    March 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    thank you thank you THANK YOU for this recipe!! i don’t think i’ve ever been able to duplicate those scrumptious, addicting cookies (you can eat 4 in a sitting, pretty sure). my boyfriend’s sister does a pretty good job of it at christmas-time through an old, hand me down recipe…definitely gonna have to compare and make both! 🙂 thanks!

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    Shabby Miss Jenn
    July 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    OMG! I could eat the entire box of these! YUM! Thank you for the fab recipe!!!! I (heart) them!!! 🙂


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    July 11, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    OH yes. I can’t remember the last time I had one of these cookies but I for sure remember it being delish!

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    July 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    So what cookies are these adapted from? I looked through my copy of the gourmet and couldn’t find any cake cookies. Love the idea of anything with buttermilk in it.

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