Copycat Swig Cookies

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Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Hi, it’s me Lily – again!!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day has been super fun. It’s been super fun for me. We exchanged gifts and Valentine’s this morning and we are having friends over tonight. We are eating food and playing games, and I know it will be so fun.

We made some cookies yesterday for tonight. Have you had Swig Cookies before? I haven’t but my mom has so she said we should try them. We did, and they were AWESOME!! My favorite part was the frosting. YUM!!

If you like yummy cookies then you should try these. 🙂

Copycat Swig Cookies Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 257 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Frosting

  • 6 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Begin by creaming together butter, oil, sugars, water and eggs in your mixer. Mix for a few minutes until well combined.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.
  3. Mix all ingredients until they are well combined. Dough should not be sticky.
  4. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. To give the cookies their cracked edges, place ¼ cup sugar and a pinch of salt in a separate bowl. Place the bottom of a glass into this mixture and then press it onto your ball of dough. The diameter of the bottom of the glass I used was 2.5 inches.
  6. Press cookies until they are a bit wider than the glass bottom diameter (my cookies were about 3 inches in diameter) and cook at 350 for 8 minutes. Cookies end up being about 3.5 inches in diameter after being baked.
  7. Let cool and place in fridge.
  8. For the frosting mix butter, sour cream, powdered sugar, salt, 1 drop food coloring and almond extract. Mix well and add the desired amount of milk you want to get it the thickness you want. I only added a few tablespoons.
  9. Spread frosting on cookies right before serving.
  10. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Vintage Revivals.

NOTES:

Rolled my dough balls to be 1.5″ diameter.

Using a cup with a 2.5″ base diameter, I pressed cookies to a 3/8″ thickness and 3″ diameter.

When cookies were cooked they were 3.5″ wide.

Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Copycat Swig Cookies recipe - one of the best sugar cookies ever! { lilluna.com } Soft cookies with a frosting made from sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract.

Don’t these cookies look so yummy?

I’m so excited to eat them again tonight.

We made some plain ones and some Valentine’s ones…

Valentine's Swig Cookies recipe. Soft sugar cookies with a frosting made with sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract, topped with some Valentine's sprinkles.

Valentine's Swig Cookies recipe. Soft sugar cookies with a frosting made with sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract, topped with some Valentine's sprinkles.

Valentine's Swig Cookies recipe. Soft sugar cookies with a frosting made with sour cream, powdered sugar, and almond extract, topped with some Valentine's sprinkles.

I really hope you like these!

I hope you can come back again soon for more yummy treats from me.

Love, Lily

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Comments

  1. Hi Lily – you look so pretty. I love your cookies and especially my favorite color “pink”. I’ll have to make them some day soon. Thanks Lily and have fun today.

  2. Hey Lily I have been to Swigs before there is one by my house I have had the shaved ice chocolate chip cookies and I have tried the sugar cookies with pink frosting Happy Valentines Day Lily

    1. I haven’t baked these in higher altitude, but usually that means to cook it longer. Sorry I can’t give you more info:( I haven’t had much experience with cooking in high altitude.

  3. Looks like way too much flour and powdered sugar for the amt. of dry ingredients….not sure I want to risk it. Then all of that only making 3 dz cookies? Looks like a normal cookie recipe except for the amts. of flour and powdered sugar. Has anybody had a problem with that?

  4. I’ve tried a couple of swig copycat recipes and this has by far been the closest! the cookie was perfect. I did add an extra 1-1.5 cups of powdered sugar to the frosting because it was too liquidy for my tastes. My kids aren’t a big fan of almond flavoring so I used vanilla instead. DELicious!