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The best Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe – no chilling the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These frosted cookies are so soft, buttery, and so tasty!

The best Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These frosted cookies are so soft, buttery, and so tasty!Having an amazing sugar cookie recipe in your back pocket is the key to a happy life – I am sure of it. I have made so many sugar cookies in the past. The various Swig sugar cookies recipes always caught my eye when I saw them floating around on Pinterest or Facebook.

I knew for years that I wanted to try them and all I can say is, I wish I tried them sooner. These swig sugar cookies are the best sugar cookies I have ever had…by far!

The best Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling of the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These easy cookies are so soft, buttery, and so tasty!

Mr. Wishes is known to be a “constructive critic” when it comes to my cooking and baking. He could not stop eating these cookies. He actually went as far as to say that I should make these for the holidays from now on instead of my usual cut-out sugar cookies. He’s a little picky about his sweets so I took that as a ginormous compliment. They are seriously heavenly.

The best Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling of the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These easy cookies are so soft, buttery, and so perfectly delicious!

If you are not familiar with swig cookies, they were made super famous at a bakery in a college town in St. George, Utah. Now, I have never been to Utah nor have I ever been to this bakery. I have only heard of the heavenly taste and it really seemed like I was missing out on an epic cookie.  Recreating them at home was a must, obviously.

The very best Copycat Bakery Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling of the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These easy cookies are so soft, buttery, and so perfectly delicious!

I am 100% OK with making these in place of regular cut-out cookies where you have to chill the dough, roll it out, cut it out, and deal with a huge mess. They are so much work, am I right? These cookies just get pressed down, the edges look all cool and crinkly, and they bake up to perfection. They come out SO soft and just melt in your mouth, similar to my Lofthouse Sugar Cookies (but even better tasting).

You can use any frosting recipe you like for these swig sugar cookies, but I think this recipe went very well with the cookies. The frosting is not too sweet or overpowering. Also, feel free to use any festive sprinkles depending on what holiday or special occasion you are making these cookies for!

The absolute best Copycat Bakery Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling of the dough, rolling out the dough, or cutting them out with cookie cutters! These easy cookies are so soft, buttery, and so delicious!

These swig sugar cookies are the real deal, guys. Try them soon.

I have plenty of other delicious sugar cookie recipes for you to try:

Frosted Animal Sugar Cookies (your favorite childhood cookies broken up into amazing sugar cookie dough)

Soft Glazed Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies

Soft Brown Sugar Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 28-30
 
The best Copycat Frosted Swig Sugar Cookies recipe - no chilling dough, rolling out dough, or cutting out with cookie cutters! These frosted cookies are so soft, buttery, & so tasty!
Ingredients
COOKIES:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5½ cups (27.5 ounces) all-purpose flour (don't pack it in the cup or you will have too much)
  • Granulated sugar for pressing the cookies
FROSTING:
  • ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (may need a bit more)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking pans with silicone baking mat OR parchment paper.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a bowl using a handheld electric mixer), add butter, oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar.
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt across the top of the sugars (this is very important, don't add all in a clump).
  5. Mix until combined and creamy, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. Add the sour cream (or Greek yogurt), eggs and vanilla and mix until well-combined, 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  7. Add the flour and mix until evenly combined; try not to overmix.
  8. Scoop the dough into about 3-tablespoon sized portions and roll into balls. Place several inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Add about ½ cup granulated sugar to a shallow dish or bowl.
  10. Lightly spray the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass with cooking spray and dip the bottom of the glass into the sugar.
  11. Press each cookie into an even thickness (about ¼-1/2 inch thick), dipping the bottom of the glass into the sugar between each press (don't keep spraying it with cooking spray).
  12. The edges of the cookie will "ruffle" out a bit and have crinkled edges like in the photos above.
  13. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes until just set. Don't let them get too golden - you want these cookies to be SOFT.
  14. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Frosting:
  1. In a mixing bowl (using handheld or stand mixer) combine butter, sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and vanilla. Mix until thick and smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and milk and mix until combined and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  3. Add additional milk, if needed, to adjust the consistency of the frosting. You want it thick but still soft and spreadable.
  4. Frost the cooled cookies and decorate with sprinkles (optional). Enjoy!

Recipe source: adapted from melskitchencafe.com

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