Pink Swig Cookies

If you are looking for a special treat for your Valentines, then look no further!  These Pink Swig Cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Apparently Swig is a place located mainly in Utah that serve drinks and sweets. I believe they are the originators of “dirty” drinks.  A Dirty Diet Coke is a Diet Coke with coconut flavoring.  They have a lot of different flavorings for their drinks that you won’t find at someplace like Sonic or the likes.  I have only heard of Swig because of the many Swig Cookie recipes floating around the internet.  I was curious so I looked them up.  They also serve several different types of cookies and scones.  

Back to the cookies!  This is a great sugar cookie recipe.  It almost reminds me of a cross between an “Angel” sugar cookie and a traditional sugar cookie.  The Swig cookies are more delicate than a traditional sugar cookie but not quite as delicate as an Angel.  What really sets these cookies apart are the lacy edges that you get when you press the cookies out.  It leaves a little indention in the cookie which makes the perfect place for the frosting to pool.

The frosting for these Swig Cookies is a sour cream frosting.  It is just the right combination of creamy and sweet for these cookies.  The original Swig cookies have a pink frosting, but you could make it any color you want.

This Swig Cookie recipe makes a lot of cookies.  I always make them if I need a large number of cookies to take somewhere.  My husband’s co-workers love when I send them with him!  I think these would be great as a favor for a shower or party.  Package them up individually in a cellophane bag and tie a cute ribbon on them!

Give these Pink Swig Cookies a try!  I bet you’ve never had a cookie like it before!

P.S.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


Pink Swig Cookies

These deliciously different frosted Swig cookies are the perfect blend of sweet and creamy.

Course Dessert
Servings 45


  • 1 c butter
  • 3/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 3/4 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 c flour

Sour cream frosting

  • 1/2 c very soft butter
  • 3/4 c sour cream
  • 2 c powdered sugar


  1. Cream together butter, vegetable oil, sugars, water and eggs.

  2. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.

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

  4. Roll golf ball size dough and place it on the cookie sheet.

  5. Put 1/4 c (in addition to sugar that goes in the dough) of sugar in a dish.  Stick the bottom of a glass in the sugar and press your cookies firmly in the center of the ball of dough.  You want the dough to spill out over the sides of the glass.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes.  They should just barely be browning on the bottom.  Move cookies to a cooling rack.  Once they are cool, refrigerate them.


  1. Start by creaming together butter and sour cream.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  It it gets too thick add a splash of milk.  Add 1 drop of red food coloring and whip on high for 1 minute.  

  2. Spread icing on cookies and serve.

    Store any leftover cookies in refrigerator.

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