These look comparable to Lofthouse sugar cookies, a brand that some people really love. I wonder how they compare. They’re definitely a specific type of sugar cookie - cakey and with lots of fluffy frosting.
I passed these by because i suspected they were exactly as you describe... aka not what i want when i want a cookie! I'm much more enthusiastic about the various german and european cookies , especially the cinnamon stars and stroop waffles! Ttrockwood