Monday, November 18, 2013

Best EVER Cookies and a Dirty Diet Coke {Swig Copycat}

I found this recipe on Pinterest for copycat Swig cookies. {I know it's been all over the internet, I got the recipe HERE and it has lots of good pictures}.  I've never been to Swig. I don't even know if they taste the same, but I do know they are AWESOME sugar cookies. They are soft and just the right size and they taste AMAZING. I love the mix of sugar and salt that you put on the outside, every once in a while you get a little taste of the salt and it makes them SO good.

Look at those sugar crystals and that frosting....don't they look delicious!

Makes 3-4 dozen good size cookies.  I used the scoop just under the ice cream scoop size

1 c. butter (room temp.)
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 Tblsp. water
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
5 1/2 c. flour

Sour Cream Frosting:
1/2 c. room temp. butter
3/4 c. sour cream
4 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. salt (I think I'll try just 1/2 tsp. next time)

Cream together butter, vegetable oil, sugars, water, and eggs.  Mix dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.  Mix until everything is combined.  Your dough should be a little crumbly and not sticky at all.  Roll a golf ball sized ball of dough and place it on your cookie sheet.

Now is the time to give these babies their signature rough edge.  Put 1/4 c. sugar and a pinch of salt in a dish.  This is in addition to the sugar and salt listed above.  Stick the bottom of a glass in it.  This is going to be your cookie press.  Firmly press it into the center of your dough ball.  You want your dough to spill out over the sides of the glass.  If there is a ridge, it is even better.  Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes.  They should just barely be browning on the bottom.  Move cookies to a cooling rack.  Once they are cool, put them in the fridge.

Sour Cream Frosting:

Start by creaming together butter and sour cream and salt.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  When it gets so thick its not frosting like add a splash of milk.  (I didn't need to add any milk).  Alternate this process until your frosting is the desired consistency.  Add 1 drop red food coloring and whip on high for 1 minute.

Keep cookies in a sealed container until they are ready to serve.  The magic of a Swig Sugar cookie is that the cookies are cold and the frosting is room temperature.  Frost right before serving (if you make the in advance and need to refrigerate the frosting make sure you give it time to warm up before serving).   Actually, I thought they were good without doing that.

Tastes BEST with a Dirty Diet Coke.

Dirty Diet Coke
Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites
crushed ice
1/2 lime (cut the lime into quarters and use 2 quarters)
12 ounces Diet Coke
1-2 tablespoons half and half (optional)

2 tablespoons coconut syrup
Pour the coconut syrup into the bottom of a 24-ounce glass. Fill it about halfway full with crushed ice. Squeeze the lime quarters over the ice and drop them into the glass so the rind is touching the ice. Pour the Diet Coke over the spent limes. If desired, add a splash of half and half. Add a straw to stir and serve. Makes 1 serving.

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