Copycat Swig Cookie Recipe

Swig sugar cookies are some of the best in the business. Finding a great copycat swig cookie recipe can be hard, though. After tests and trials, we finally found the best swig cookie recipe. You won’t be able to get enough of this swig sugar cookie recipe!

 

Swig Cookie Recipe

If you know me, then you know that I’m a huge cookie fan! We pretty much always have strawberry cake mix cookies or our famous mint chocolate chip cookies stashed somewhere for a midnight treat in the kitchen.

But if you were to ask me what my most favorite cookie on the planet it, I would quickly answer that swig sugar cookies are the very best!

If you’ve had the privilege of trying Swig cookies, you know they are to die for! Once I tried a Swig sugar cookie, I was hooked. 

The biggest problem with swig sugar cookies being my favorite is I don’t have them near me to just purchase. The solution? This amazing copycat Swig cookie recipe.

Finding a great Swig sugar cookie recipe or at least a copycat Swig cookie recipe can be hard. Let me tell you, there are a lot of imposters out there. However, after some trials and tests, we finally made some yummy Swig cookies and found the very best Swig cookie recipe.

You won’t be disappointed with these amazing Swig sugar cookies. They are simple to make and absolutely addicting!

Copycat Swig Cookie Recipe

 

 

Makes: 24 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Cooling Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

 

Ingredients for Swig Sugar Cookies

 

Swig Cookie Ingredients:

5-6 cups flour (see note)

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup unsalted butter

¾ cups vegetable oil

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

¼ cup sour cream

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

⅛ cup granulated sugar for pressing cookies

Sour Cream Frosting:

¾ cup room temperature unsalted butter

¼ cup sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

6 cups powdered sugar

2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk

 

How to Make Copycat Swig Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set it aside. 

In a large bowl, whisk together 5 cups of flour and the baking soda. Set aside.

 

In a separate large bowl or stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars on medium to low speed until light and fluffy. 

 

Add the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla and continue mixing until well combined. 

 

Add in the flour and baking soda mixture, reducing the mixing speed to low just until it is fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix. If the dough feels too sticky to touch, add a few Tablespoons of flour at a time until you can press the dough without it sticking to your fingers. Be careful not to add too much flour, this will make your cookies tough and hard to eat. 

 

 

Roll the dough into 2 inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. 

 

Place the bottom of a drinking glass in the granulated sugar and press each dough ball down until it is about ¼ inch thick. 

 

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Check for doneness by lifting the parchment paper and peeking at the bottom of the cookies. Remove the cookies from the oven when they are lightly browned on the bottom but not around the sides.

 

Cool completely before icing. 

 

How to Make Swig Sugar Cookies Sour Cream Frosting

In a large bowl combine the butter, sour cream, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium to low speed.

 

Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl before adding each additional cup.

 

Finish the icing by adding cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time until your desired icing consistency is reached. You want the icing to be thick, but spreadable. 

 

Tips and Tricks for this Copycat Swig Cookie Recipe

 

  1. Definitely do not overmix the cookie dough once the flour is added. If you mix it too much it will make the cookies tough, which is exactly what we don’t want. Swig sugar cookies are known for being nice and soft. 
  2. Be sure not to add too much flour. Add JUST enough so you can handle the dough, no more. That means adding it little by little. Be careful!
  3. Make sure you cool the cookies before icing. Buttercream icing will melt easily. So if you want to get that signature swig cookie look, the cookies have to be completely cooled so the frosting can hold its shape. 
  4. Do not melt your butter! You want softened butter, not melted. Melted butter could ruin the recipe. Be sure to let it sit out for at least an hour before you begin.
  5. Be careful when pressing your cookies. Try not to press the cookies too thin. Swig cookies are thick and yummy. You don’t want thin, crispy cookies. 

 

What are Swig Sugar Cookies?

Swig cookies originate from Utah, where Swig Soda Shops are located all over the state. There are also some locations in Arizona. These Swig shops are incredibly popular not only for their soda but for their yummy and unique cookies. If you haven’t had one of these cookies, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve heard of a friend who’s had one that raves about them. These cookies are so good that a ton of copycat swig cookie recipe ideas are popping up all over the place!

 

Do I need to use parchment paper for this copycat Swig cookie recipe?

Even though you don’t technically have to use parchment paper, I highly recommend it. Swig cookies are known for being soft, but also aesthetically pleasing. Using parchment paper or a silicone baking mat ensures that your cookies will slide right off the pan after they are done cooking. This way you don’t have to scape the cookies off with a spatula. 

 

Can I freeze my Swig Sugar Cookies?

Yes! If you want to freeze your yummy swig sugar cookies, you totally can. Just be sure to freeze them before you frost them. Place them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag and you can freeze them for a few months. When you are ready to use them, lay them on the counter for a few hours to thaw. Whip up a fresh batch of frosting and frost your delicious swig sugar cookies. 

 

Share with us in the comments how your Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe turns out! And tag us on Instagram with a picture of your recipe! We would love to see it! 

 

Check out these other amazing cookie recipes!

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The Best Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Ever

Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

The Best Eggnog Cookies

 

Yield: 24 cookies

Copycat Swig Cookies

Swig sugar cookies are some of the best in the business. Finding a great copycat swig cookie recipe can be hard, though. After tests and trials, we finally found the best swig cookie recipe. You won't be able to get enough of this swig sugar cookie recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 5-6 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅛ cup granulated sugar for pressing cookies
  • Sour Cream Frosting:
  • ¾ cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk

Instructions

    Cookies

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet for baking by lining with parchment paper. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together 5 cups of flour and the baking soda. Set aside.
    3. In a separate large bowl or stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars on medium low speed until light and fluffy. 
    4. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until well combined. 
    5. Add in the flour and baking soda mixture, reducing the mixing speed to low just until it is fully incorporated. Do not overmix. If the dough feels too sticky to touch, add a few Tablespoons of flour at a time until you can press the dough without it sticking to your fingers. Be careful not to add too much flour. 
    6. Roll the dough into 2 inch balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. 
    7. Place the bottom of a drinking glass in the granulated sugar and press each dough ball down until it is about ¼ inch thick. 
    8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Check for doneness by lifting the parchment paper and peeking at the bottom. The cookies should be removed from the oven when they are lightly browned on the bottom but not around the sides.
    9. Cool completely before icing. 

Sour Cream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl combine the butter, sour cream and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium low speed.
  2. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl before adding each additional cup.
  3. Finish the icing by adding cream or milk, one Tablespoon at a time until the desired icing consistency is reached. You want the icing to be thick, but spreadable. 

Notes

1. Do not overmix the cookie dough once the flour is added. Mixing too much will make the cookies tough. We want them to be nice and soft.

2. Do not add too much flour. Add JUST enough so you can handle the dough, no more. 

3. Make sure you cool the cookies before icing. Buttercream icing will melt easily.

Don’t forget to save this Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe on Pinterest so you can find it next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal your family will love! 

pinterest image of copycat swig cookies

 

3 Comments

  • Cristina

    I’ve never tried Swig Sugar Cookies and I feel like I’m missing out! They look yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I will give them a go for sure.

    August 13, 2020 at 5:01 pm Reply
  • Shania

    Yummy!!

    August 13, 2020 at 4:55 pm Reply
  • Singing A New Song

    These look absolutely amazing. I love sugar cookies and these sound even more addictive!

    August 13, 2020 at 9:00 am Reply
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