Copycat Swig Sugar Cookies

If you've ever been to Utah, you've probably had a Swig Sugar Cookie. They are delicious and addictive. Unfortunately if you live outside of Utah, you can get a little hard up for your Swig Sugar Cookie fix. Luckily we have a great copy cat recipe that should help you through. These cookies are the perfect amount of sweet, with just the right balance between chewy and crunchy. You will love them. 

You may notice our cookies don't have the signature pink frosting on them. Don't worry, the frosting still has that great Swig taste, just none of the chemicals that come from using Red 40 Food Coloring. I was out of our natural food coloring, but you get the idea. 

Cookie Ingredients: 

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup room temperature butter
1 1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp water

Frosting Ingredients: 

1 stick butter at room temperature 
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
24 ounces powdered sugar
1 tsp lavender salt


Mix together your oil, butter, sugars, and eggs. Once smooth add your dry ingredients and water. Roll your dough into 1-2 inch balls then with a flat jar or cup, coat your cup in white sugar then flatten each roll of dough. This will give you your signature Swig rough edge. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. While the cookies cool, mix together your frosting ingredients. I like to add my milk last and I add it tablespoon by tablespoon until I reach the consistency I like, which is like a thick toothpaste, but its up to you. Then once the cookies are cooled, you can frost away. 

These cookies are deliciously sweet, and a special treat. Your family will ask for them over and over again. Enjoy!