Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and TastyI don’t know about you but the warmer temps we’ve been experiencing in my corner of the world have really got me itching for Spring! When I think of warmer temps I think of all things citrus. I’m a HUGE lemon fan {i.e. see my Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe, Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scones, Lemonade Cleanse, Lemon Pull-Aparts… and so much more}. I discovered my love of the amazing citrus several years ago and I haven’t looked back since. The majority of the recipes you will find around Tried and Tasty will be healthy good-for-you recipes for anyone, BUT a couple of times a month I like to sneak in a few treats that aren’t so healthy, because I’m human.. and because I’ve got a sweet tooth just like the next person. I try to have recipes around for everyone!

Have you heard of Swig? If you aren’t from Utah, my guess would be that you probably haven’t heard of them. They are a local drive-thru drink shop that is also becoming increasingly famous for their insanely delicious sugar cookies. I’ve seen copycat recipes all over the web for the traditional cookie, but I wanted to take it up a notch and throw in a little bit of lemon for a deliciously unique variation. The results? Mind blowing. These cookies are unbelievably delicious. Perfectly soft. Perfectly sweet. Perfectly lemony. I’m over at Lolly Jane with my contributor post for the month and I’m sharing an equally delicious version over there as well: Lime “Swig” Style Sugar Cookies. Nothing better than lemon and lime if you ask me. Be sure to head over and check them out!

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Swig Sugar Cookies // If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon 'Swig'Style Sugar Cookies

Serves 36
If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lemon 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, and oh so lemony!
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237 calories
38 g
32 g
9 g
3 g
5 g
63 g
94 g
23 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
63g
Servings
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 32mg
11%
Sodium 94mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 1g
2%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Cookie
  1. 5½ c. + 2 tbsp. flour
  2. 1 tsp. salt
  3. ½ tsp. baking soda
  4. ½ tsp. cream of tarter
  5. 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  6. 1¼ c. sugar, + ¼ c.
  7. ¾ c. powdered sugar
  8. ¾ c. canola (could also use vegetable)
  9. 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  10. Zest of 1 lemon
  11. 1 tsp. vanilla
  12. 2 eggs, room temperature
For the frosting
  1. 5 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  2. ⅓ c. + 1 tbsp. sour cream
  3. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 3 ½ to 4 ½ c. powdered sugar
  5. ¼ tsp. vanilla
  6. 1 drop yellow food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tarter; set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream butter and both granulated & powdered sugars together for 2 minutes until fluffy. Slowly stream in the oil while beating. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla and then beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until combined (scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed). Roll dough into 2 inch balls to make approx. 36 cookies. Place ¼ cup sugar in a small dish. Place rolled dough on a baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Using a drinking glass (or something that is 2.5 inches in diameter), dip into sugar. Press the glass into a ball of dough until it is ½ inch thick (the dough will form a jagged edge and spill past the edge of the glass). Repeat the process of dipping the glass into sugar and pressing it into a ball of dough. Bake for 8 minutes only. Gently remove cookies from pan onto a cooling rack and let them cool completely. Place them in an air tight Tupperware in the fridge. For the frosting: cream butter and sour cream. Slowly add powdered sugar a little at a time, alternating with adding the lemon juice. Add extra lime juice or powdered sugar if needed to reach desired consistency. Lastly, add food coloring and vanilla; mix until combined. Spread over cold cookies and serve immediately or let the icing dry (it will dry to the touch) and then store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Adapted from Garnish & Glaze
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calories
237
fat
9g
protein
3g
carbs
38g
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Adapted from Garnish & Glaze
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114 comments about “Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies

    1. Yvonne

      You’d love these if you love lemon! The weather here has been crazy warm, it’s the strangest thing! You need some of our warmth for sure – bundle up and stay warm!

  1. Cheryl @ Sew Can Do

    I love lemon too and these sound so good. Thanks for linking it to the Craftastic Monday Link Party at Sew Can Do. I’d love to feature this next week, but can’t find any party page or links anywhere on your blog. I always pin and individually tweet my link features so I’d hate for you to miss out on being featured and getting some extra shout-outs for your great idea.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Cheryl! Lemon is WONDERFUL and in these cookies it’s simply delightful! Thanks for hosting a great party! You can find my party page here 🙂 Thanks for considering me to be featured!

    1. Yvonne

      You definitely want them to come to your area, but until then – you have my recipe to hold you over! They actually don’t have a lemon or lime variety – so this is an extra special treat!

  2. Meagan

    These look amazing! I love Swig cookies and would love to just make them myself. I’m totally trying these out. My nieces love them and we make a special trip to Swig every time.

    1. Yvonne

      Oh Jamie, I wish I had 30 lemons!!! SO many things I could do with them! Let me know if you try any of mine, you’d love them!

  3. Susan

    I’m jealous that you have both warm temps and these amazing cookies! Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

    1. Yvonne

      Hee hee.. I can see why you’d be jealous. The weather here has been so wild! We are usually buried in snow right now. Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

  4. dianeroark

    I cannot tell you how much I love lemon. These cookies look delicious. Thank so much for linking up to Pretty Pintastic Party. I pinned! Yummy!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    ouramericantravels
    recipesforourdailybread

  5. tampacakegirl

    I love lemon and your Lemon Swig Style Cookies look delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

    1. Yvonne

      Yes! Make them and tell me what you think, everyone that has tried them has fallen in love at first bite! Thanks for coming by to say hello!

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