We had a contented accident the opposite day whereas making these Swig Sugar Cookies and the recipe was higher than ever so we needed to share! What’s a Swig Sugar Cookie, you ask? On the spectrum between comfortable pillow-y sugar cookie and shortbread, it falls someplace proper within the center. They’re buttery and comfortable and just about heaven!

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Whereas making these Swig Sugar cookies with our daughter final 12 months we had been a little bit brief on some components. We’ve got a big chilly storage in our basement the place we maintain a stocked provide of baking components, however because it’s winter it will get actually chilly in that room, so not eager to go down I modified the measurements.

I switched up how a lot shortening and powdered sugar we use in our outdated recipe and they turned out higher than ever! A cheerful accident and now you all can benefit from the Utah favourite, Swig Sugar Cookies!


Swig is a soda store that makes a speciality of all types of yummy soda and taste mixtures. In addition they promote superb cookies! They began right here in Utah and have exploded in every single place. For those who haven’t been to at least one, you undoubtedly ought to! Come go to us and we will Swig it up! There may be one not more than 2 miles from our home. Dangerously shut!

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I’ll be completely sincere, I don’t ever drink soda. I’m simply not a fan so the drinks at Swig don’t actually do a lot for me, however my youngsters love them and just about everybody I do know loves them. Now what I’m an enormous fan of are the cookies! Good mercy they’re irresistible! They’ve 5 or 6 totally different varieties to select from, however I usually discover myself coming again to the traditional Swig sugar cookie.

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The One True Swig Cookie Copycat

There are a number of copycat Swig Sugar Cookie recipes on the market, however I’m telling you, this modification in components is it! This recipe makes use of a mix of butter and butter flavored shortening for the fats and a mix of granulated sugar and powdered sugar for the sweetness. These cookies are comfortable and soften in your mouth! Once you purchase them at Swig, they’re chilly, like they’ve been within the fridge, and I like them that manner. It makes the frosting barely agency and makes for the right chunk. I prefer to throw mine into the fridge for a half hour or so earlier than consuming them.

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Cream of Tartar FTW!

Then there’s the cream of tartar. We at all times get a great deal of questions on cream of tartar once we use it in a recipe (like our mega-viral Peanut Butter Banana Bread). It looks as if its not a spice that everybody has available like we do. Simply go purchase a jar! Belief me! It provides simply the little little bit of tang that these copycat Swig sugar cookies want.

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Frost Your self

This frosting is absolutely what takes these cookies excessive for me. Whereas the cream of tartar provides tanginess to the cookie, the bitter cream provides tanginess to the frosting. It’s the excellent steadiness of candy and tang and is so, so creamy. Swig dyes theirs pink, so we did the identical, however you may dye it any shade you need. These can be nice for a gender reveal celebration, a bridal bathe, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or only a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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Tough Edge

  • Find out how to press sugar cookies with sugar

One of many signature options of a Swig sugar cookie is the tough edge. To get the tough edge, you scoop a golf ball sized chunk of dough and roll it right into a easy circle. Then you definitely place the dough on the cookie sheet and smash it with the underside of a consuming glass. It helps in the event you spray the underside of the glass with cooking spray to keep away from sticking. We prefer to smash it to about half of inch thickness, however you may smash them a little bit extra or rather less relying on how crispy or chewy you need your cookie.

  • By no means Frost a Heat Cookie

You’ll want to wait till the cookies are utterly cooled earlier than frosting them. I can hardly wait so that you can strive these copycat Swig sugar cookies! Get your buns into the kitchen and get baking, buddy! Xoxo!

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Swig Sugar Cookies and Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 8 minutes

Whole Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 24 cookies

Utah’s favourite Swig Sugar Cookies recipe with a creamy frosting!

For the Cookies

  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 3/4 Cup Butter Flavored Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • half of Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • half of Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 5 half of Cups Flour

For the Frosting

  • half of Cup Butter unsalted and softened
  • 3/4 Cup Bitter Cream
  • 5 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Pink Gel Meals Coloring
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Within the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter, shortening, granulated sugar, confectioners sugar and combine on medium pace for Three minutes, till gentle and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and combine once more.

  • In a bowl add the cream of tartar and salt to the flour and whisk to mix.

  • Slowly add the flour to the butter mixer and enable the mixer to mix till the dough comes collectively.

  • Utilizing an ice cream/cookie scoop, scoop out golf-ball measurement parts on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place solely 6 cookies per cookie sheet to keep away from edges touching.
  • Roll every cookie dough ball till it’s easy and spherical.

  • Use a kitchen glass that has been sprayed with a little bit nonstick spray to press the underside into granulated sugar, then press down on every cookie dough ball till the cookie is pressed out however not completely flat. Repeat with all cookies.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or till edges are simply barely beginning to brown and heart now not seems moist.

  • Cool utterly.

For the Frosting

  • In a clear bowl, utilizing a hand mixer or a clear bowl for the standing mixer, mix butter, bitter cream, and salt till easy.

  • Add powdered sugar, beginning with Four cups and combine on low till easy. We nearly at all times use the total 5 cups.

  • Add in just a few drops of pink gel meals coloring for the comfortable pink shade. We use Three drops.

  • Unfold on cooled cookies utilizing an offset spatula.

Diet Information

Swig Sugar Cookies and Frosting Recipe

Quantity Per Serving (1 g)

Energy 289 Energy from Fats 126

% Day by day Worth*

Fats 14g22%

Saturated Fats 8g50%

Polyunsaturated Fats 4g

Ldl cholesterol 45mg15%

Sodium 219mg10%

Carbohydrates 40g13%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 24g27%

Protein 3g6%

* P.c Day by day Values are primarily based on a 2000 calorie weight-reduction plan.


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