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Copycat Swig Cookies Recipe

Lil' Luna
Make Swig's famous sugar cookies from home with this copycat recipe! These Copycat Swig Cookies are THICK and delicious, topped with a creamy frosting.
4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 257 kcal




  • 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


  • Begin by creaming together butter, oil, sugars, water and eggs in your mixer. Mix for a few minutes until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.
  • Mix all ingredients until they are well combined. Dough should not be sticky.
  • Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • 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°F for 8 minutes. Cookies end up being about 3.5 inches in diameter after being baked.
  • Let cool and place in fridge.
  • 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.
  • Spread frosting on cookies right before serving.
  • ENJOY!


  • I 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.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 183mgPotassium: 38mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword Copycat Swig Cookies
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