A Variety of Swig Sugar Cookies on a Plate

Original Swig Cookies

Swig Cookies are all the rage in Utah and now you can make them at home! Cold, rich, buttery cookies topped with flavored, creamy frostings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookies, Swig Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 599kcal
Author Erica Walker


For the Frosting:


  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • In a stand-mixer or large mixing bowl, combine butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, and water. Cream together and slowly add in eggs.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix well and slowly add to the butter/sugar mixture until combined and doughy.
  • Roll dough into golf-ball sized balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.
  • Dip the bottom of a glass into excess sugar and press on to each dough ball (re-dipping in sugar each time) to flatten the cookie. Press lightly because you don't want your cookie to be too thin.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden-brown. Do not over-bake. Set aside to cool.

For the frosting:

  • Cream together butter, sour cream, and salt. 
  • Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until desired consistency (you may not need it all). 
  • Add milk to thin if needed. 
  • Mix in food coloring to desired hue. 
  • Spread over cooled cookies and serve!



Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.5mg