Knockoff Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe (LITERALLY The Best Cookie Known To Man!!)

In my almost 3 years of blogging I have never posted a recipe (mostly because I don’t cook and use spatulas for stirring paint.)  But I just have to share this recipe with you.   I want you to know that now that I am sharing this recipe it was after months of research and about 10 extra lbs. and 15 different recipes.  And literally this is the only one that I deem important enough to share.  So please relish this moment because its never going to happen again.

The World's Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER!!

 

There is a little shed in St. George called Swig.  If you are ever in town it is a MUST stop.  It is located on 1000 East just off of St. George blvd. (Order a cookie and a Dirty Dr. Pepper.)  They sell drinks and baked deliciousness.  There is always at least an 8 car wait, and everyone gets a sugar cookie.  Everyone.

Update:  There are now 2 locations!  Who knew heaven could be in 2 places at once!!??  The second location just opened up at 287 West St George Blvd.

Swig cookies are my daughters favorite treats/rewards/bribes (and mine).  Anyone who tastes a Swig Sugar Cookie will never be the same.  They are literally life changing.

Now I am no Gail Simmons, but I am going to try my best to describe these bits of heaven to you.  The cookie itself is crunchy and crumbly and buttery (sort of like shortbread) on the rough edges, while the center is soft and chewy.  The frosting isn’t too sweet and the combo is well, the best cookie ever.  The cookies need to be served cold with the frosting at room temperature to get the full Swig experience.

After a super long time of searching and trying out recipe after recipe that was supposed to be THE BEST SUGAR COOKIE EVER I was coming up empty handed.  Until this weekend.  I found the recipe.  You MUST try these cookies, there is no if ands or buts (or butts) about it.

And I have never written a recipe tutorial…so sorry if this is awkward for everyone involved.

 

Please please do not copy this recipe and post it anywhere else online.  If you love it as much as I do, and feel the need to share it with the world please respect my original content and just link to this post.  Thanks!! xo

Swig Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 C Butter (room temperature)

3/4 C Vegetable Oil

1 1/4 C Sugar

3/4 C Powdered Sugar

2 T Water

2 Eggs

1/2 t Baking Soda

1/2 t Cream of Tarter

1 t Salt

5 1/2 C Flour

Cream together Butter, Vegetable Oil, Sugars, Water, and Eggs.

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Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.

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Mix until everything is combined.  Your dough should be a little crumbly and not sticky at all.

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Roll a golf ball sized ball of dough and place it on your cookie sheet

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Now its time to give these babies their signature rough edge.  Put 1/4 c of sugar and a pinch of salt in a dish (this is in addition to the sugar and salt listed above.)  Stick the bottom of a glass in it.  This is going to be your cookie press.

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Firmly press it into the center of your dough ball.  You want your dough to spill out over the sides of the glass.  If there is a lip its even better.

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Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  They should just barely be browning on the bottom.    Move cookies to a cooling rack.  Once they are cool put them in the fridge.

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Sour Cream Frosting

1/2 cup room temperature butter

3/4 C Sour Cream

Approx 1 2lb Package of Powdered Sugar (I never use the whole thing but love having extra on hand just incase I add to much milk!)

1 t salt

1/4 C Milk

Red Food Coloring

Start by creaming together butter and sour cream and salt.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  When it gets so thick its not frosting like add a splash of milk.  Alternate this process until your frosting is the desired consistency.  Add 1 drop of red food coloring and whip on high for 1 minute.

Keep cookies in a sealed container until they are ready to serve.  The magic of a Swig Sugar Cookie is that the cookies are cold and the frosting is room temperature.  Frost right before serving (if you make them in advance and need to refrigerate the frosting make sure you give it time to warm up before serving)

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The World's Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER!!

 

You would be crazy to not pin this for later (or for right now if you are uber motivated.)

Happy baking!  (And in the spirit of full disclosure, I dont know if this is the actual Swig recipe, it was adapted from a combination of recipes including this one. )

Oh, and that hot pink straw in my pictures is actually a color pencil.

Love Your Guts

263 Comments

Comments

  1. Question regarding frosting: when you say cube of butter, do you mean a stick?

    • yes, cube and stick are usually interchangable butter lingo!

    • A “cube” means 1/2 cup OR 1/4 pound. In the US that also means one cube or stick, but not all butters are packaged in 1/4 lb. sticks. Some butter comes as a hole piece weighing either 1/2 or 1 lb, especially European and other imported butters.

    • Thanks for the recipe…. by the way…there r 3 locations now for Swig. The 3rd is in Hurricane. Someone also said that they have one up north too!

      • There’s also one in Provo!

      • We have one in Payson now too!! Right up next to Payson Jr High and Payson High School. It was the Hogi Yogi that went out of business.

      • I was wrong about the location in Payson. Doh’.. It’s a Sip’in. Wish it was a Swig though. haha… Sorry guys!

  2. 1 two pound bag of powder sugar for the frosting? Or what size package?
    These cookies look soooo yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. Yum Thanks Mandi! You had me fooled you were some food blogger with this beautiful delicious post. Yum. Swig is a must visit every time I come to town. Thanks cute girl!

  4. These look and sound amazing – and I’m not even a fan of sugar cookies (chocolate chip girl here!) but I will definetly give these a try!

  5. i can’t believe i never knew they sold cookies….i just went there for the frosty beverages! and the delicious ice. mmmm…they really need a swig up here in the slc.

  6. Did you use a box or bag of powdered sugar? Can’t wait to make these!

  7. AH-mazing!!! I’ve been longing for this recipe since I first tried to the cookie at Swig! I’m totally making these today :) Thank you soo much!

  8. …and now I want to go to Swig. Too bad it’s 4 hours away from my house!

  9. Yikes! I may be in trouble with this recipe! The cookies from Swig are my favorite :) Thanks Mandi!

    -Julie
    My Lil’ Budget Blog
    http://www.TheMLBB.com

  10. i need to know where the shed is so i can try it out next time i come to town.

  11. I always check out this website for healthy and tasty recipe’s – http://www.excellentprotein.com – My favourite is the sugar free chocolate pudding because it just tastes amazing

  12. Where is Swig? We travel that way often and now I’m dying to try their cookies.

  13. That’s hilarious! You mentioned Swig sugar cookies last week and I had to try them and I had to try them right THEN! So doing a little google search led me to that same recipe. I totally made them for my daughters St. Paddy’s bday party and they were delish! Like my new fav! I almost made them with sour cream frosting as well but shockingly didn’t have sour cream so did a cream cheese one instead. So soooo yummy! I didn’t know the cold secret. I’ll have to try that next time. You explained it exactly how I thought they were…kindof like shortbread (and shortbread is my FAV!) I have a condo in St. George and I’m going next week so I’m super excited to hit up Swig and try the real deal so I can compare. Thanks for helping me find the cookie I never knew I was looking for ;)

  14. My muffintop thanks you :)

  15. Thank you! I pinned your recipe for a time when Hubby and I aren’t trying to diet. Like maybe next week. lol

  16. St George has never been on my radar until I started reading this blog. Now I feel like I need to visit one day!

  17. Oh. my. gosh. Thank you so so so so much for posting this. I love you! I tried one of these when I was home over Christmas and you’re right, I wasn’t the same. For months afterwards I was craving one of these (I’m pregnant too, by the way). Any way, I’m embarrassing myself by how much I’m ranting. THANK YOU!!!!

  18. Yum!! Making these! I’m not familiar with sour cream frosting. Do these need to be refrigerated since the frosting contains sour cream?

  19. I’m hooked on dirty dr pepper :). I wll b trying this recipe too. Thanks a bunch :)

  20. Stolen recipe from Dutchmans!

    • Yes! The Swig very slightly altered the recipe so they wouldn’t have to pay Dutchman’s anymore. But I learned that Dutchman’s has started supplying a new similarly styled sweets shop in American Fork called The Slurp.

  21. hahaha, the straw is really a colored pencil!! Too good!!!!

  22. Pinned to my “Diet Starts Tomorrow Board!” You totally had me fooled into thinking you were a food blogger, until the colored pencil bit. That was just plain resourceful, you genius, you! ;)

  23. Ah! Swig! I am craving a Dirty Dr. Pepper now! I am SO making these cookies!

  24. HA HA A colored pencil! You are a genius. Love ya!

  25. OOOHHHHH!!! I’m totally going to have to make these! They look super yummy!

  26. I can’t wait to try these! MMM….

  27. It’s 11:45 pm I’m in bed, my husband asleep beside me and I just laughed loudly out loud at the pink color pencil. :) Thank you for the late night belly laugh!!

  28. Swig is now on my hit list for our next visit to St. George. We come quite often to see a grandson. We’ll be taking him there for sure!

    Cindy

  29. Haha! I constantly use kitchen utensils for stirring paints and craft paint brushes for sauces in the kitchen! Thanks for the cookie recipe!

  30. This is so exciting. I am a sugar cookie aholic. Thanks.

  31. I have no idea what Swig is and I am STILL leaving my house at 2:43 in the afternoon for no other reason than the ingredients for these! I simultaneously hate and love you!!

  32. Girrrrl, these sound ridiculous! Your photos are gorge. You should consider more recipe posts if for no other reasons than the photos and droolworthy description. Pinned :)

    xo
    Mindy
    FindingSilverLinings.net

  33. I just mixed up the dough to make for my church Young Women class tonight. I had to come back and make sure I copied/printed it right. Really? No vanilla or any other flavoring?? Can’t wait to taste these tonight!! Thanks so much for posting and tutoring!

  34. I can’t wait to make these! Thank you Mandi.

  35. Is there really no vanilla in them??! :)

    • You can put it in the frosting if you want, but we dont, if you do let me know how it turns out!

      xo
      m

      • Christine says:

        Left Utah 2 days ago to return to Washington State. I am already missing Swig. I went there almost every day for three weeks. I offer my unbelievably tight jeans as undeniable proof . Frequented the Lehi and Bountiful locations. Fell in LOVE with these cookies!!! I cannot wait to make them. Thank you for the recipe. Any chance you can find their peanut butter cookie recipe for me? I’ll send you a box of hot pink straws!
        Love, Swigless in Seattle

    • I know, the vanilla goes against everything I believe in. I made them and they were fine.

    • I did end up putting 2t vanilla in the cookies and thought they were great!! Thanks again for the recipe! :)

  36. Just pulled them out of the oven….HEAVEN is right! This might be the sugar cookie recipe I’ve been searching my whole life for. I think sugar cookies are a top 5 cookie, but I HATE rolling them out. This recipe was easy and I just scooped then smashed with a cup. EASY. I am going to freeze them and pull them our in 2 weeks for a shower and frost them before serving. Question though, I have a Costco size bag of powered sugar, what size is your bag? How much sugar? I don’t want to ruin these cookies by messing up the frosting.

  37. I’m sure T= Tablespoon and t=teaspoon?? Just checking I plan on making these tomorrow. Thanks look YUMMY!

  38. Just made these for my bunko group tonight. Thanks for the recipe they are AMAZING!!!! Now I guess I need to make a trip down to st. george to eat at Swig’s!

  39. Anything from St. George has to be the best!! That’s coming from someone born and raised there!! Can’t wait to try these!!!

  40. Cold cookie, room temperature frosting??? Do I store cookies in the fridge unfrosted, and frost when I eat them, so I have a cold cookie and warm frosting? Sorry to be so dense, just don’t quite understand. They sound amazing, tho!!!!

  41. I’m wondering the same thing about how you get a cold cookie with room temp frosting unless you frost right before you eat? They look SO yummy!

    What size package of powdered sugar? A box or a bag?

    • I do believe Mandi stated to keep the cookies cold (as in refrigerated), then to apply the room temperature frosting just before serving.

      A box of powdered sugar is the same as a bag of powdered sugar. Mandi states one 2 pound bag of sugar and that she doesn’t use it all. So that means you can buy two 1 pound bags or two 1 pound boxes or one 2 pound bag. Sometimes it will state 16 ounces which is the same as one pound.

  42. Uhmmm how about baking in the altitutte? I live in Colorado 10000ft =/
    Help!!! Should I add something to the recipe???
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  43. those do look pretty delicious!! way to bust out your food photography skilz!! i love that you fully disclosed your pink colored pencil;)

  44. Dang, I had high hopes. These should be called shortbread cookies. Too sugary but the frosting was great. I’m bummed.

    • Hey Jen! You may have made them too thin or cooked them for too long! Thanks for the feedback though!

      xo
      m

    • Jen, you could omit the extra 1/4 cup of granulated sugar without messing up the cookie.

      I just rechecked the recipe, and the reason they remind you of shortbread cookies is that the recipe doesn’t call for vanilla or almond flavoring. You could use 2 tsps. of either, or 1 tsp. of each. You could also use Lemon extract, which would be yummy with this frosting recipe.

      Happy Cooking.

  45. Swig is life changing!!! I am dying for them to get one up in Utah County. Thanks for sharing. Is 1 am to late to start baking some???

  46. How many cookies this this recipe make? Did I miss it somewhere?

  47. Made these last night- me and the kids are scarfing on some more right now! I made mine a bit too thick but they were still good. I couldn’t figure out how to get the sugar to stick to the glass at first, but once I smooshed a cookie the glass was just sticky enough that it worked great. Thanks for the recipe!

  48. This is the same recipe my Gramma passed along years ago, so dependable! And thanks for the “butter lingo” I had a recipe turned down for a cookbook as I used cube as a measurement…was told that NOBODY would know what it meant! So glad somebody does :)

  49. Just made these from Pinterest. Literally 5 minutes after seeing the beautiful pics! Hubs and I ate them warm from the oven, but I am sticking them in the fridge to have frosted tomorrow (and I guess to share with my kids!) DELICIOUS!

    Thank you!
    Shannon {HustleMama}
    http://www.hustlemama.etsy.com

  50. So, can we ever expect the Swig Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? Those are seriously good as well! Thanks for posting this. I pass Swig every day and it’s always to packed for me to get in. Can’t wait for it’s new place on the Blvd to open!

  51. GLUTEN FREE Variation: I made these substituting Pamela’s Artisan flour. I also went crazy and substituted 2 TBSP lemonade for the water AND lemonade for the milk in the frosting. Just a hint of lemon- AMAZING. The colder the cookie, the tastier.

  52. Just made them – Yum! ***Everyone make sure you cook them on a dark cookie sheet like shown, I did my first dozen on a light cookie sheet and the bottoms wouldn’t brown up – even after 12 min! The dark cookie sheet turned out great with the recommended 8 minutes.

  53. I just made these!! Didn’t frost yet but….OH MY GOSH delish!Thank you so much for sharing..perfect for our Daughters wedding shower~

  54. I am drooling over the great photos and anxious to try the recipe. I have a question though. What quantity is a stick or cube of butter? Here in Canada we have 1 lb bricks of butter or 2 lb tubs of margarine. Seems that would be too much. Can you give an equivalent measurement please?

  55. Hi Mandi! I just found your blog, and I kinda love it. :D And thank you for sharing yours and your husband’s story! I’ve experienced something similar.
    Anywho, I hope you don’t mind the do-you-know game, cuz here it goes!
    Any Gubler’s in Orem? (Donna & …I can’t remember her husband’s name…)
    Any Nemrow’s or Cooper’s in St. George?
    Any Stauffer’s or Everette’s in St. George?

    And please tell me you’ve discovered Young House Love!? (And thanks for showing me Brooklyn to West!)

  56. Just made up a batch of these and have to say that I’m a little disappointed. They were good, to be sure, but certainly did not live up to the hype. Also the frosting recipe made about twice as much as I had cookies to frost.

    For real “change your life” cookies, try these: http://cookiesandcups.com/chewy-brown-sugar-cookies-with-brown-sugar-frosting/

  57. How many Cookies does this make?

  58. I just baked these and was really excited because they looked and sounded great
    Mine turned out horrible though so I’m not to sure maby I was using the wrong brand of something.
    Cookies burnt at 8 mins so I turned oven down and put in for around 7
    The icing was an ultimate fail the first time iv ever made sour cream icing and a last
    It just didn’t work for me was really disappointed with the way mine turned out. Atleast my roommate likes them but just do much effort for mediocre cookies :(

  59. Unbelievable! So yummy! I have never had anything like it before! Thank you for sharing!

  60. made ‘em I’m not a fan of sugar cookies but my boys LOVE them, they were a huge hit, I’d still prefer chocolate chip but they were the best sugar cookie I’ve had ever–something about the cookie and icing flavor combo is what made it really good.

  61. My grandmother made the best sugar cookies every year for Christmas
    and always let her 4 granddaughters decorate and frost them. We never
    got the exact recipe from her before she passed away. I have been trying
    for years to find it. I pinned your recipe from Pinterest and my husband
    said he would try to make them (he is the chef in our family.) He made them
    last night and These cookies are unbelievably delicious and
    are awesome!!!! They may even be better than my grandmothers. He didn’t have
    time to make the frosting so they are yummy just plain!! Also, I just read
    your story. Thank you so much for sharing it! You are an inspiration to
    a lot of people.

  62. hi, Mandi
    this comment is not related to these tasty-looking cookies. I enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know that I have what looks to be the companion “O” piece to the big black “X” used in various staging shots in your house. (Most recently I think it was on your living room shelves.)

    The O is a light back metal, basically flat, and about 12″ tallo and 13″ wide. I’d be happy to send it to you if you’d like to had some “hugs” to your kisses. A small thank you for sharing your blog.

    Thanks – Lynn M, St. Louis MO

  63. So sad we don’t have a swig here in AZ. My niece works there and raves about it. Can’t wait to try these

  64. They aren’t actually Swig cookies. Swig gets them from Dutchman Market everyday. Just giving credit where credit is due… Love that place

  65. How many cookies does this recipe make??

  66. I’m sure yours were great, but mine sucked. I tried this recipe and for 1 it was way too much dough and it did not taste that great at all. Will not be trying these again!

  67. Yummo! Thanks for sharing! I made them for FHE tonight and they were a HUGE hit :)

  68. Okay – I’m making these cookies soon! But what’s in a dirty dr pepper?

  69. I work over at Swig and we had our cookie lady try these. They’re not quite right… Sorry! :( But please come on over and visit us any time!

  70. this post came at a great time, I’m visiting my mom in St. George and tried both the cookie and the dirty dr. pepper. I’d never think to add coconut to dr. pepper.

    The cookies were really good and I’ll have to give your recipe a try! I was in DI the other day and wondered if I’d run into you!

  71. O…M…G!!!! Mandi, Mandi, Mandi…I’m surprised you haven’t been arrested yet (I’m pretty sure these things should be illegal)! I love a good cookie, but this is ridiculously over the top. I made the cookies Monday, while I was home alone, then refrigerated them overnight. Today whipped up the frosting and iced them. Cold cookie, room temp icing. I’m still floating on cloud nine. Oh, and for the record, the cookies melt in your mouth all by themselves, without icing! (Yes, it’s true, I indulged before they were iced). Now I have a new favorite. The best part is how crazy easy they were. Thanks so much for sharing. This is now in my permanent recipe file where it has already been laminated to preserve it from smudges. The dough was a dream to work with, too. No gooey sticky mess. Love, love, love it! Not sure where St George is but will definitely be looking up the Swig if I every get to your neck of the woods!

  72. since you use sour cream in the frosting, will it taste like sour cream or will it taste like regular frosting?

  73. My coworker introduced me to the SWIG sugar cookie and I am obsessed with them. So imagine my happniess when she found a recipe. I don’t live near a SWIG so I am super stoked! Thanks

    Ashley

    http://www.everydaygirlseverydaybeauty.blogspot.com

  74. I just made these and had some trouble. (i live at 0 altitude, too)
    First I had to add an extra CUP of flour to get them to break at the edges the way yours did in the pics, and I had to bake them four minutes longer before I saw the slightest bit of brown.
    The frosting would be better with half the salt or none at all–especially considering you’ve added extra salt already to the dough (compared to the original recipe), as well as salt mixed in the sugar that gets pressed on top. Overall, too much salt.
    I will probably not make them again, but my kids liked them.

  75. I made these, too!! They are really yummy! The cookie is a very nice taste and texture – not too sweet, but buttery and crispy sides. The frosting is interesting – it’s got a sweet, rich flavor and smooth, creamy texture. A good combo!

  76. I’m a sugar cookie junkie and these look incredible! Love the unique sour cream frosting too!

  77. Nice touch with the “straw”! Like I always say….”it’s all about the details”!

  78. Okay, so I made these cookies twice in the past week for two different events. And I love you to death, Mandi, but we didn’t think they were all that great. The cookie was good, the frosting no. You could really taste the sour cream in the frosting so it was a little bitter, a little sweet and that translated into weird – so next time I would definitely try cream cheese instead of the sour cream. Or I would probably just start searching for better frosting recipes as I don’t really enjoy powdered-sugar frostings.

    The receipt definitely makes a good sugar cookie, but it’s still really “just” a sugar cookie. Nothing mind-blowing in my opinion.

  79. How big is a gold size ball?

  80. Just made these last night and they were AWESOME! Thanks for sharing the recipe – especially love the sour cream icing!! :)

  81. Just made these last night and they are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing – especially LOVE the sour cream icing!! :)

  82. You want credit for Durchmans markets cookie recipe?

  83. Not a Swig quality cookie. Nice try but not good.

  84. Okay the cookies sound good. But what in the world is a dirty Dr. Pepper?
    I may need to head to St. george just to find out……

  85. This is so crazy! This is the exact same recipe my mom has been using for years and I posted on my cooking blog because I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. She is from st. George so I wonder if that’s where she got it too. I totally agree that it’s the best recipe ever, I just never knew it was famous. I just always thought it was or family recipe. :)

  86. Oh my goodness, how weird is this?? I went to St. George just four days ago from San Diego California. I hadn’t visited St. George for over 25 years! While I was there, I saw “SWIG” on the news and had to go try the Dirty Diet Mnt Dew and of course the sugar cookie. I had to go back again on the way to the airport for more! YUMMMMM!!! I can’t believe I came across your recipe in my Pinterest news feed! Its almost midnight, but since I have the recipe with such fantastic pictures, I HAVE to go make some right now! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting!

  87. Looks amazing! In the recipe….2 T of water. T = Tablespoons (?)

  88. Love the photos! In your recipe: 2 T of water. T = Tablespoon (?) I know right?!?! Duh!

  89. This looks great and I’m really curious about Swig. But I’ve got to say I’m a little surprised at this statement in the post:

    “Please please do not copy this recipe and post it anywhere else online. If you love it as much as I do, and feel the need to share it with the world please respect my original content and just link to this post. Thanks!!”

    You go on and on about this little place in St. George’s cookies… how wonderful, amazing and life-changing they are. Then you attempt to rip-off the Swig cookie and post the recipe, so that you and your pals can make them at home. Ok… I buy into that. There is very little originality out there. But doesn’t it seem hypocritical on your part to them ask people to respect your “original content” of Swig’s cookie… and instead and link to the post.

    If you’re going to be so bold as to rip off Swig, who are you to demand that people respect your “originality” which is nothing more than an attempt at someone else’s cookie?

    • Please spend your time doing something more productive … your criticism brings others down and I am sure you have more positive than negative in you – so let it shine!

      Imitation is the best form of flattery.

      Swig just won more customers!

      Keep going Mandi!

      • What a nice polite way to say that, stephanie croonies. So many rude, snobby, impolite comments here! I thought the cookies were so good! Who cares where the recipe came from?

  90. This is a dream come true. These are the same cookies that they used to sell at the Sinclair station toward Santa Clara, right? I once distracted the manager so my friend could sneak into the back room to find the recipe. We were unsuccessful. You can’t know how excited we are. We’ve been trying to get this recipe for years.

    • The cookies that they STILL sell in the gas station in Santa Clara are the ones that Swig bought and sold up until the flood in September, 2012. Swig also attempted to steal and copy the recipe from the Sinclair, but were unsuccessful. The cookies Swig sells now is a poor attempted re-creation of the original Dutchman’s sugar cookie. While this recipe may produce decent cookies, they are NOT anything close to what Dutchman’s makes and they are not anywhere close to as good.

      • Thank you, Ncole! I love Mandi’s enthusiasm for a good cookie, I just wish that enthusiasm wasn’t directed towards the copy-cat. Lisa Frei at Dutchman’s/Cravings Bakery is the baker who deserves the praise.

      • I completely agree with you Kevin! She deserves it all!

  91. Is there no vanilla or almond extract in either the cookie or the frosting?

  92. Is it one cube of butter for the dough or one cup of butter?

  93. Is it one cube of butter or one cup of butter for the dough?

  94. Just wondering- what purpose does the oil do? Can you use more butter instead? My favorite part in making sugar cookies is the dough- but I did not like the oil taste in the dough- I did like how the cookies turned out though- and I did have to drive 4 hours to St George to compare cookies! And I thought they tasted very similar!!! thanks!

  95. Just made these tonight my friend! Amazeballs! My family loves me! Thanks friend! xo

  96. I live in Cedar City ( 50 miles north of St. George)and never heard of Swig. I will add it to my list next time I go to Target and Costco. Thanks for the receipe too.

  97. This isnt even the recipe. I cant believe you would even do this. This is how people make a living. That is just rude

    • What in the world are you talking about? Mandi said this is HER “knockoff” recipe of the Swig Cookie.

      …People just don’t pay attention or listen anymore. What is this world coming to?!

  98. I just tried this recipe; the oven is still hot from baking. I was eager to make them because the photos make them look so appealing. To my taste, the cookies themselves were bland…very disappointing. After the first batch I doctored up the rest of the dough with cinnamon, brown sugar and butter and baked them. My cookie fix came out pretty good.

  99. Really, y’all. A 2 lb BOX of powdered sugar is EXACTLY THE SAME as a 2 lb BAG of powdered sugar. It doesn’t matter which one you use. O_o

  100. Really, y’all. A 2 lb BOX of powdered sugar is EXACTLY THE SAME as a 2 lb BAG of powdered sugar. It doesn’t matter which one you use. O_o

  101. Thanks for posting this recipe!! I have been looking for it a very long time!! I can’t wait to make these again!

  102. I’m not familiar with Swig at all, but always love a great sugar cookie, so I tried these, and they are my new fav!! Thanks so much for sharing! At first bite, they seriously reminded me of my grandma’s cookies… didn’t know you could replicate that!! YUM!! Just fantastic, old fashioned goodness :)

  103. After a serious debate about an 8 hour drive to my nearest neighborhood Swig, I decide these cookies weren’t happening for me but oh how I couldn’t get them out of my head. I searched for this post again and just made my second batch. Delightful doesn’t begin to cover these babies!!! My lack of thigh gap thanks you kindly.

  104. How many cookies does this make? thanks!

  105. I have heard of Swig but we don’t get to St. George as often as we would like! But good new for me there are moving a location to SLC…..so excited!!

  106. I am making these right now! I haven’t even put the frosting on, and my husband and sister-in-law have eaten several each! Can’t wait to try the finished product!

  107. Hi Mandi, I live in St. George, too! I’ve seen Swig but haven’t stopped before and since sugar cookies are my all time favorite cookie and with your endorsement I’m going to have to stop and try one..or two..or more! Can’t wait to try this cookie recipe!

  108. So, these are my FAV but I’m looking for a recipe to make snowflake cookies with for my kids’ birthday party. Have you ever tried rolling out/cutting this dough? Does it work as well as the round balls that get smashed down? THANKS in advance for any advice!

    • I have never tried to cut them out! I dont know if the shape would be great, they puff a lot when you cook them. Check out the blog Bake at 350, Bridget has a really great recipe for sugar cookies that can be decorated!

      xo
      mandi

  109. julisa monteclaro says:

    you were right this recipe is the bomb thank you so much for sharing I just make them with the help of my son he cannot stop eating the cookies he normally doesn’t like sweets ..but these cookies we’re perfect

  110. Great recipe! Just made them and frosted a few. I used my trusty stand-by powdered sugar frosting since I didn’t have sour cream on hand and they are YUMMY! I found it makes 4-5 dozen for those of you that are asking. I did not add the pinch of salt to the mashing (topping) sugar. I froze most of them to take to my Thanksgiving gathering and will frost them when I get there. I also baked mine for 9-10 minutes to get them just slightly golden brown on the bottom. I won’t be serving them cold :/ mostly because that’s too complicated for my situation. They are delicious at room temperature though! This is an EASY no-roll sugar cookie recipe I will be saving/giving out! Thank you!

  111. so excited to see this recipe online. I use to get cookies at swig all the time when I lived in St George. I love them especially this sugar cookies. The great thing is I was there when they actually opened up swag it was such a hit. Live in Dallas now and sure miss this week sugar cookies

  112. Jessica Crete says:

    I love these. I halfed the recipe exactly to try it. I added 1/2tsp vanilla and 1/4 tsp of almond extract as sugar cookies for me must contain these two extracts and they were divine. Very good. My new go to gourmet sugar cookie recipe! Thanks a million!

  113. Bernadette Morris says:

    Thanks for your research! deeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious.

  114. made your cookies today…turned out super delish…used a small melon ball scoop to form them …and a small mason jar to flatten…cooked them for 9 min…a ‘keeper’ for sure!!..thanks so much…merry christmas!

  115. Wow who knew a cookie recipe could instigate so many questions and the uglier side of some people! lol I commend you for all the work in trying to duplicate a great cookie. Some say it’s the finest compliment to copy or duplicate something…so take a chill people. I am making these at my friends house tomorrow. I wanted an easier sugar cookie with not much decorating and no cutting out. Thanks bunches for a great post!!

  116. I just need to know, where exactky did you ‘find’ this recicpe? From Swig itself?

  117. Are these a crisp cookie or soft cookie? My kids are picky about crisp cookie.

  118. Melissa Wohlers says:

    This recipe has been around for a million years as melt in your mouth sugar cookies

  119. Just made these, and they are so worth the time and effort.

  120. These cookies look so good! Can you freeze them?

  121. Does “1 C Butter (room temperature)” mean 1 cup of butter?

  122. I’ve never been to Swig’s but this is a new favorite for us. I substituted coconut oil for the vegetable oil and added a tsp of coconut extract, and it was divine! I know, you Swig’s purists may clutch your pearls ;), but it was a nice subtle twist. Thanks for sharing! :)

  123. Last tray in the oven. These are sooooo nummy! Soft, not too sweet, and perfect. Melts in my mouth. One son loves them without frosting, even.

    Funny thing, I have three kids(teens) at home and always make 2 batches. I went to double the batch and realized I didn’t need to. One recipe made almost 60!

    Thank you for sharing!

  124. Making these cookies for the 2nd time this weekend for the Superbowl- great recipe! The first time I made them, they seemed quite saturated with vegetable oil, however, they turned out great. Do you think you could use less than 3/4 cup?

  125. Just so you all know this is the same cookie you can get at Dutchmans Market in Santa Clara where swig originally got their cookies from when they started. So if you want to get the original you go to Dutchmans Market where the original family recipe was started and you don’t have to wait, plus you are supporting a local business that supports the community unlike the owners of swig.

  126. April smith says:

    I’m just wondering if anyone has tried chilling and rolling out the dough for shaped cookies? I need to make some heart shaped cookies soon and would try this recipe if it would work. If not I always use Mrs. Fields sugar cookie recipe.

  127. Looks lovely! Is it ok to cut the recipe in half? I was wondering if doing so would mess up the recipe. Love the sweet pink of the frosting. Thank you!

  128. Just tried one straight from the oven. You may have just converted this sugar cookie hater. So good! I did add two teaspoons of vanilla to the wet ingredients. Perfect, thanks!

  129. Angela, I cut in half and it turned out great.

  130. OMG…this is a recipe that I got years ago….in the first school I taught in.. I had the cafeteria ladies break down the recipe into a recipe for my family. My kids grew up on these. The frosting sounds wonderful and am going to try it on my next batch.

  131. How many cookies will this make?

  132. The pin it button on the swig cookie recipe is giving me an error message. Just fyi.

  133. Wondering how long will these cookies keep in the fridg?

  134. These are ridiculous. I made these in eastern N. Carolina (no altitude) and they turned out great. I omitted the salt when pressing the cookies, as well as in the frosting. I also added 2 drops of coloring, so the cookies look really pink and girly. So good. Like, I made a plate of baked goods to give to a friend from church and included 3 of these cookies, but ended up only giving her 1 of these cookies, good.

  135. MEAH! These are not bad but I think you over stated how really Great they are. I suspect that if I visited Swig I would be tasting a much better cookie. I am from the East so it takes a lot to impress us folks.

  136. Just wondering how many cookies this makes? Can I split the recipe in half? Thanks :)

  137. Gretchen says:

    I can always tell when I’ve had a rough day at work, because my car automatically swings by Swig for one of these cookies. With eat bite of perfect cookie/frosting marriage, the therapeutic process works it’s magic, and by the time I get to Tuacahn Drive, I’m FINE!! :)

    “Greater love hath no woman than she lays down the Swig sugar cookie recipe for mankind.”

  138. 5 1/2 cups flour is a lot of flour. How many cookies does this make?

  139. This is the very same recipe I’ve had for many years, called Amish Cookies. But I’ve never had them with frosting. I just sprinkle them with colored sugar beore baking. THese are always a big hit at parties and I love the recipe because it makes A LOT! I’m going to try them with the sour cream frosting. Thanks!

  140. Hello, Rachel here from http://www.ibakeit.wordpress.com I made your cookies last week after I saw them on your friend’s site: http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2014/02/swig-sugar-cookies.html
    I’ve gotten nothing but RAVE reviews, smiles, dancing eyes, crumbs all over my floor – you know! Thanks for sharing your recipe and your story. Great read, greater cookies!

  141. How many cookies does this make? (Or for how many people) thanks so much for the recipe!

  142. How many servings (or cookies) does this make?

  143. that dough alone looks GOOD ENOUGH TO SCARF right now!! mmmm i am so happy to have found this recipe (via the faux martha)… these cookies are calling my name! xo

  144. First time on your blog and loving it!!

  145. Brittney Larsen says:

    Hi I am making these now and my dough is really sticky is there a reason why? I have went through all the ingredients to make sure I didn’t miss anything but I can’t even roll it into a ball? Is there something else I need to be doing?

  146. “Oh, and that hot pink straw in my pictures is actually a color pencil.”

    HAHAHAHAHA. This is my first time ever visiting your blog, and that right there is what will make me click around and stay a while.

  147. These look amazing!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing!

  148. Have you ever put together the mix and then put it in the fridge until the next day? Say.. 16 hours before bake time? I want to make these for a party tomorrow but only have time if i put it together now, bake tomorrow.

  149. Sugarbritches says:

    These cookies are AMAZING! I LOVE them. Couple of thoughts that may have been already addressed but just in case… To the person who said they were too sweet – don’t frost (can’t imagine). They taste fabulous plain. Add vanilla for sure and a titch of almond if you like that flavor (and I do). Regarding the cooking time, many said to use a dark pan because they didn’t brown enough. That is EXACTLY how they should be – barely light tan. I played around with the cooking time and the ones that are brown on the bottom weren’t nearly as good as the barely brown. Try it and you’ll agree the lighter cookie is a better consistency. The 8 minutes as suggested in the recipe was perfect. I used a pampered chef med scoop a little overfilled. Perfect with a dirty Diet Coke. Dirty Dr. Pepper was overkill for me. Thanks for the fab recipe.

  150. Not sure how you can use someone else’ recipe and call yours original content. This recipe was not created by you so it seems rather rude to try and claim the credit. When I pass along the recipe I will be siting the original source and not you.

  151. lArUE JONES says:

    It would have been so nice it there had been a PRINT RECIPE link in this page. I am looking forward to trying the recipe.

  152. Just made these. never been to swig, but these ARE delish! I made sure to put them in the fridge just like she says and then frost them with the room temp frosting..soo yummy

  153. We LOVE the swig! My sister who lives in southern Utah took us there this summer. Those cookies are to DIE for. I am SO excited to try these :) thanks for sharing!

  154. Marie kimber says:

    I just made these and they’re awesome! It made 60 regular sized cookies!

  155. I didn’t love these!! To me they tasted like four and I added ALL the right ingredients! I also used my FULL alb bag of powdered sugar and the frosting never got thick.. Hm!

  156. Did anyone else’s cookies turn out really dry? What did I do wrong!? I think I followed the recipe correctly

  157. WOW! I’ve never tried the cookies your are trying to copy but your recipe is totally amazing! Absolutely the best sugar cookie I’ve ever eaten, EVER. I thought I had a pretty good sugar cookie recipe that I’ve been using for awhile now but these blow them out of the water! The cookie is not too sweet, crisp and crumbly yet chewy. The frosting is creamy, not grainy, doesn’t have that powdered sugar taste at all and the salt really keeps it from being sickly sweet. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe! I am making these for Christmas cookies this year. And they make a nice big batch so there’s plenty to eat and to share!

  158. What exactly is a dirty dr pepper?

  159. What is a dirty dr pepper?

  160. I’m so frustrated. I feel like you should take the two seconds it would take to type out tablespoon and teaspoon! I just made 5 dozen of these for a ward halloween party and didn’t taste until the end and they’re horrible! I was in such a rush to hurry and make these I didn’t realize the capital T and lowercase t so I just did everything in tablespoons. such a waste of money and time! can you please edit that for stupid people like me? THANKS :)

  161. Do you know about how many cookies this batch makes?

  162. toni couteaux says:

    Hello I’m making this now. How doI store them after I’ve frosted them. How long will they last after left out in a container? Can they be frozen?

  163. update:! third location in Hurricane off of Hwy 9 (before you get to mcdonalds, by the RV place)

  164. I just made these cookies…as a matter of fact, I’m eating one this very minute. THEY ARE AMAZING! I just wanted to share that I’m a chef and I owned my own catering business. I have done a lot of wedding cakes and other baked goods (but have since retired) so I know a lot about baking. After reading this recipe, I made some very minor changes that you might like to know about. I live in a high altitude area so baking them for 8 minutes was nowhere near enough. They were still very raw. so I found that 11-12 minutes was just right. Another thing…in my line of work, the presentation/appearance is half the appeal of anything you serve. The other half is the flavor. So I felt that since these cookies are almost white even after baking, the icing looks a lot better if you add another drop or two of food color to the icing. That way they don’t look so pale, which made them have a raw appearance. Last, I added 2 tsps. of Mexican vanilla to the dough and 1 tsp. to the icing.. I think you will find that these minor additions will make these already amazing cookies even more amazing. By the way, I’m moving to St. George by the end of the year so I will have to try their cookies! Thank you so much for turning me on to this recipe. I just made a huge batch for my grandkids.

  165. I just made these cookies…as a matter of fact, I’m eating one this very minute. THEY ARE AMAZING! I just wanted to share that I’m a chef and I owned my own catering business. I have done a lot of wedding cakes and other baked goods (but have since retired) so I know a lot about baking. After reading this recipe, I made some very minor changes that you might like to know about. I live in a high altitude area so baking them for 8 minutes was nowhere near enough. They were still very raw. so I found that 11-12 minutes was just right. Another thing…in my line of work, the presentation/appearance is half the appeal of anything you serve. The other half is the flavor. So I felt that since these cookies are almost white even after baking, the icing looks a lot better if you add another drop or two of food color to the icing. That way they don’t look so pale, which made them have a raw appearance. Last, I added 2 tsps. of Mexican vanilla to the dough and 1 tsp. to the icing.. I think you will find that these minor additions will make these already amazing cookies even more amazing. By the way, I’m moving to St. George by the end of the year so I will have to try their cookies! Thank you so much for turning me on to this recipe. I just made a huge batch for my grandkids. Oh, one more thing…in the catering business, I always try to find gadgets to cut down on my food prep time. So I used a large cookie scoop (you can find them in kitchen stores) to make the golf-size balls. It takes a lot longer to roll all those cookies in balls rather than just scoop them with the large scoop.

  166. Is there no vanilla in the cookie recipe?

  167. obsessed with sugar says:

    My neighbor makes these every year for christmas! SO yummy! I’m just curious of how many cookies the batch makes?

  168. Made these cookies yesterday. As a self confessed sugar/carb addict, I must say I found these cookies overly sweet and rich. I followed the recipe exactly, even chilling the cookie and icing it with room temp frosting, but I just don’t taste the swag in the swig cookie! Maybe you have to have grown up with them to appreciate these cookies! I wouldn’t make them again.

  169. Camille Hunt says:

    how many cookies does this make?

  170. Heidi Goodman says:

    Those sound delicious. I do have one question…I always use canola oil all the time and was wondering if it would work. Thanks!

  171. Cook time and temp?

  172. kari murrah says:

    mandi I read your recipe and at the end you put I love your guts put a tear to my eye that is what my momm says after everytime we talk never heard or saw anyone else say that thanks

  173. This is the same recipe my mom made when I was little. Although she added some almond flavoring! They are awesome!

  174. Beverly Tremain says:

    Have you ever replaced the flour with almond flour? I’m going to try and do that when I make them this weekend.

  175. I made these, they are amazing. I made around 55 cookies following the above.

  176. Holy goodness!!! We made these as our Christmas sugar cookies and they were phenomenal!!! Up in the Salt Lake area, we rely on Slurp in American Fork or Pop Shop in Riverton to get our sugar cookie fix- but thanks to you I can make me any time! Thank you!!!

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