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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes are an adorable and EASY treat fun to make in any holiday colors (or even just classic pink)!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not (it’s kind of my life, so I noticed), but there is a mega wave of blogger cookbooks happening at the moment! (and, by the way, I’m giving away 12 of them plus a KitchenAid stand mixer!! You can enter to win here.)

I’ll be doing reviews for quite a few of them in the coming weeks, and I’m super excited to introduce this first one to you: Smart Cookie, by Christi Johnstone who authors the fantabulous blog, Love From the Oven.

Christi produces nothing but GORGEOUS work (um, hello pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon swirl frosting!), and her book is completely stunning. Not to mention, it’s so much fun!! It’s all about taking store-bought, pre-made cookies and turning them into something completely different.

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes are an adorable and EASY treat fun to make in any holiday colors (or even just classic pink)!

Like Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, for instance.

I was instantly drawn to this recipe in Christi’s book. I have absolutely no resistance-power when it comes to Lofthouse sugar cookies to start with, but making them into the most adorable mini cakes ever is just way too much cute-ness for me to ever say no to!

I love, love, love that you can adapt these so easily to any holiday throughout the year. In Christi’s book, she’s used the iconic pink frosted cookies (which I heart, and, now come to think of it, would have been super appropriate for BCA in October!). But look at how cute orange and purple are for Halloween!

There is always a fun variety of seasonal colors to choose from all year long. And I’ve even noticed some new flavors too! Recently I saw Apple Cider Lofthouse Cookies and Maple Lofthouse cookies– how fun would those flavors be in these cakes?!

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes are an adorable and EASY treat fun to make in any holiday colors (or even just classic pink)!

These cakes are so, so, SO simple to make. And so freaking adorable. I mean…. just really.

And there are so many other amazingly fun and cute ideas in Christi’s book!! I’m providing a link to buy it on Amazon, but I’ve already seen it in my local Barnes & Noble– so that’s an option too! Either way, be sure to pick up a copy. It’s such a bright, beautiful addition to any cookbook collection.

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes

Yield: 6 cookie cakes


  • 12 soft bakery frosted cookies (like Lofthouse)
  • 16-ounce can frosting
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Cut out each cookie with a round cookie cutter (should be slightly smaller than the cookies), making them all exactly the same size and shape.
  2. Place six of the cookies onto a serving plate OR onto a parchment lined work space (I preferred frosting mine on parchment then using a spatula to move them to the serving plate). Place a cookie on top of each cookie, frosting side down, pressing gently (you can even add a little canned frosting in between the cookies to act as a "glue").
  3. Spread the frosting on the tops and sides of each cookie cake (the more frosting you add at once, the easier time you'll have spreading-- plan to use the whole can!).
  4. Garnish each cookie cake with sprinkles. You can even do some decorative piping!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

14 comments on “Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes”

  1. These cakes are too cute! I love how they can be made for any holiday!

  2. This has all my favorite food groups: Lofthouse cookies, frosting in a can, and sprinkles. No shame…love them!! :) Pinned! I’d love to make this with my daughter…so I can eat it :)

  3. Love these!! Her book is so fabulous!

  4. Oh my word! So adorable!

  5. These could not BE more adorable!!! I’ve got a Halloween party coming up and these would be perfect.

  6. Oh my heck Ashton, this is AMAZING! Thank you SO much for sharing Smart Cookie. I beyond love what you did. I am the same way with the Lofthouse Cookies – zero willpower, z-e-r-o. I absolutely love the Halloween spin on this – SO fun. And your pics, beyond amazing. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I can’t wait to get to share YOUR book my friend! XOXO

  7. Awesome!!!!I love it!!! =) =) =)

  8. These look so fun! That book is next on my list with Amazon, so excited!!!

  9. These are absolutely adorable! I love mini things :)

  10. SO cute – just pinned!!

  11. These are so cute! Especially with all the fun holiday potential with the great frosting colors!

  12. These mini cakes are adorable!! This is a such a clever idea and I love the spin on it for Halloween! We featured this idea on our Featured Friday post last week for Halloween Desserts, check it out here http://returntothetable.net/recipes/sweet-endings/halloween-desserts/

  13. This is so cute 

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