Swig Cookies

For those of you who do not know, I lived in Utah before moving to Ohio a couple of years ago. One place I miss from the west coast is Swig. They had fancy soda drinks and the most delicious sugar cookies called Swig cookies. Man, my mouth is watering just thinking about them. Their cookies were so soft and yummy, one was never enough.

Funny story. When I first moved to Ohio I discovered a little restaurant in my downtown called Swig. I was all excited until I realized that it was hot dogs. Lol! Not quiet the same thing. Now I just avoid looking at the place becasue it just makes me a little homesick for Utah. Haha.

Anyways, the other day I was craving them so of course I headed to Pinterest to find a recipe simular. And guys I hit jack pot. My girls and I had so much fun making and eating not only the cookies but the dough! Haha, what can I say we love dough! I found the easiest and most delicious recipe from ShugarySweets. So of course I had to share it with you all




  •  1 cup butter, softened
  •  3/4 cup vegetable oil
  •  1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  •  3/4 cup powdered sugar
  •  2 Tbsp water
  •  2 large eggs
  •  5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  •  1 tsp kosher salt
  •  1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  •  3/4 cup sour cream
  •  4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  •  1 drop pink gel food coloring (or more depending on how pink you like things)

Baking Swig Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and a pinch of kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, vegetable oil, 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar, powdered sugar, water, and eggs until combined. Slowly add in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix until blended.
  4. Dough may be slightly crumbly, but not sticky. Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, spoon a dough ball and roll it in your hands. Then roll dough ball in sugar and salt bowl. Place on cookie sheet.
  5. Using a glass with a flat bottom, dip glass in sugar bowl, then press on top of cookie. Flatten cookie so that the dough spills out over the sides of the glass to create a lip (for the icing). Repeat for all dough balls.
  6. Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  7. For the icing, beat together the butter and sour cream until well blended, about 3 minutes. Add in powdered sugar and food coloring, beating until well blended. I like mine with a thick layer of frosting. And then try not to eat them all.

Swig Cookies
Lizzy Helping with Swig Cookies Swig Cookies


So put on some fun dancing music, get on your aprons and get ready to bake. You wont regret it. Now I am off to go and make lunch a.k.a eat more cookies. Ha the diet I have been on is taking a little break this weekend. #bringonallthecookies

If you try the recipe let us know if you loved it as much as we did!

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