If you haven’t heard of the Swig sugar cookie yet, you’re going to be in for a treat.
Swig is a very popular little soft drink shack founded in St. George, Utah. They have since opened several locations around Utah and nothing but the buzz about Swig’s drinks and refreshments is heard throughout Utah and the surrounding states. Swig is famous for their “dirty” sodas, which are just added flavor additions to favorite fountain drinks. But what they might be more famous for are their sweet, pink frosted sugar cookies.
In researching this cookie, I discovered a few key factors that make Swig sugar cookies totally unique from others. The cookies themselves are pretty plain, but are super soft and very, very dense. I think Swig intended to make this cookie less sweet than other sugar cookies so it would pair well with their ginormous soft drink concoctions. BUT paired with the sweet, creamy frosting, this cookie reaches perfection. What’s even more unique about these cookies is that the sweet frosting contains sour cream. This does nothing but create a perfect, creamy textured icing.
Swig sugar cookies are also unique in that they are not cut out. Their large rustic cracked edges give a homemade, comfy feel that is easy to make! They are also served chilled. Who wouldn’t think a chilled cookie is a brilliant idea during a hot summer afternoon?
I may be bold in comparing these Swig styled cookies to Swig cookies when I obviously changed out the sugar… but my natural changes make for a healthier treat.
- A typical Swig sugar cookie UNFROSTED has about 293 calories, 15 grams of fat and 14 grams of sugar.
- These Swig cookies WITH frosting are about 220 calories, 11 grams of fat and about 17 grams of sugar, depending on how much frosting you like to add!
Since frostings are nothing but added butter and sugar, you can imagine how the real Swig cookie stats increase when including the frosting. In trying to keep with the Swig style theme, I kept the butter and sour cream called for in many Swig recipes. These cookies do not taste exactly like the real thing, unless you’ve been off of sugar for awhile… but when a sugar cookie craving hits, these will have you covered. Loads of vanilla, a soft bite and low calorie count make for a great natural rendition that everyone will appreciate! The cookie itself is very soft and sweet and when chilled – gives the experience of Swig cookies! In true Swig spirit, enjoy this cookie remake with a can of calorie-free Zevia soda for good measure. Enjoy!
Sugar-Free Swig Style Sugar Cookies
1 cup Organic Butter, softened
3/4 cup Organic Non-Hydrogenated Vegetable Shortening or Coconut Oil
1 cup Powdered Honey
1 cup Erythritol
2 Large Organic Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Wheat Flour
4 cups White Spelt Flour or Organic White Flour
1/4 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Powdered Erythritol***