Swig Sugar Cookies

My friend Suzana brought these cookies to Bunko and I think I ate about 5 of them. Supposedly these are a knockoff from a little bakery called Swig in Utah. I’ve never been there and can’t tell you if they taste similar, but I can vouch that this recipe is really good and completely unique. They have a somewhat crispy outside with a soft interior and are topped with a sour cream frosting.  I even caught my husband sneaking one for breakfast and he’s a really disciplined, healthy eater. There’s no extensive rolling or cutting out. These are pretty straightforward and totally worth making. Today.Swig Sugar Cookies | The Girl Who Ate Everythingsugar-cookie-dough

Start by rolling your dough into equal sized balls. swigPour some sugar on a plate and dip the bottom of a glass in it to make a layer of sugar. I noticed that depending on the glass sometimes it sticks and sometimes it doesn’t. If your sugar isn’t sticking you can spray it with cooking spray and then dip it.
press Take the sugar dipped glass and press it into the ball of dough to give it that cracked edge.

Swig Sugar Cookies | The Girl Who Ate EverythingI hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Head on over to Vintage Revivals for the recipe. I didn’t chill the cookies and add room temperature frosting like she did. I just did it the old fashioned way.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I will say the only thing I changed from Vintage Revivals’ version worth mentioning is to not add the 1 teaspoon of salt called for in the frosting. It made it WAY too salty. I made the frosting again and just added a pinch of salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Perfect.



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  1. Shannon Martin says:

    Swig is amazing! They also invented a little Uthan phenomenon called a Dirty Diet Coke. I will definitely be making these.

  2. Christy, these are so pretty! Can’t wait to try them.

  3. These cookies look very cute! I would like them for my tea time.

  4. These cookies look great! Yum!

  5. They look really delicious

  6. These look absolutely delicious! I’m always making sugar cookies for celebrations and events and always looking for ways to make them different, definately going to try these. Love that you put photos of the entire process!:)
    I’m a keen baker too , would love if you could check out my recipes??
    cacenni_cara.blogspot.co.uk thank you if you do! :Dx

  7. What in heaven’s name is a dirty diet coke?!

    These cookies look phenomenal! My husband is always on the lookout for the perfect sugar cookie and I think this might just be the one!

    • Shannon Martin says:

      Dirty diet coke is diet coke with lime juice and coconut syrup! Sooooo good! I use Torani Sugar Free coconut syrup (world market for $8 a bottle, which is at least $2 cheaper than other brands) and real fresh squeezed lime juice. Delish!

  8. The texture of these cookies looks amazing! I love the idea of a sugar cookie you can just roll into a ball 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  9. I’m baking Valentine’s cookies with 4 and 5 year olds this week. This looks like the perfect, simple, tasty recipe!! Thanks!! x

  10. I’m excited to try them as Sugar Cookies have always been at the top of my Favorite Cookie List. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. The original recipe calls for chilling the cookies and icing immediately before eating. Did you do this, or can I go ahead and frost them in advance?

  12. We don’t have a Swig here but I wanted to try these and I’m so glad I did! They are amazing! I took some to work and even our clients were in the back sneaking some!

  13. Ummm…..Swig is amazing, and I visit swig before I even go visit family when I go to St G 😉 Thx for the recipe!!

  14. I am getting ready to mix these up, but wanted to know if you can frost them all at one time and then do you need to refrigerate them because of the sour cream? Or can they be put on a cookie tray and left out at a party? I was thinking of using them for favors in a treat bag would they be safe to eat then?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      I’m not an expert on this but I left mine out. I’ve heard that the sugar preserves the dairy and does not need to be refrigerated.

  15. Using one of your pictures and linking back to this page tomorrow on my blog! I took these cookies to a party this weekend and received many compliments! 😀

  16. If I want to make these cookies, but don’t have cream of tartar, do you think they would still taste good?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      The baking soda is a leavener and it’s activated by the cream of tartar which acts as an acidity without adding liquid. Clear as mud? I’m not sure what would happen without it. They might be flat.

  17. So, your pictures are fabulous. They drew me in. I swore I would never try another sugar cookie recipe again. I read your story. I clicked the link. Vintage Revivals site is so great. The ingredients convinced me to make the recipe. You can read the rest of the story over on my blog because EVERYBODY needs to know about these cookies! Thanks for the post and the inspiration – http://www.ibakeit.wordpress.com

  18. Can you freeze these cookies with the frosting already on them?

  19. Swig cookies are the best so thank you for sharing how it’s done!!
    I’d like to invite you to visit my blog – I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 50th post!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

  20. Really like these cookies, just made up a batch for a friend. I’m with you, nixed the salt in the frosting. I honestly cannot even imagine what it would taste like that way, nor do I want to. I frost and refrigerate and enjoy way too much! Husband says they need sprinkles, I think they’re perfect as is. Great site, girl.

  21. Do you know about how many this batch makes?

  22. OH my goodness! I am totally breaking my diet to make these! Thanks!

  23. Approximately how many cookies will this recipe make?