I know, you probably don’t need to see another sugar cookie on this blog. But this sugar cookie is different.
There is a soda shop in Southern Utah called Swig. I have never actually been there. But their soda concoctions are all the rage right now. Ever heard of a “Dirty Diet Coke”? It is a Diet Coke (or Dr. Pepper or Coke) with added coconut syrup and lime. If they didn’t invent the drink, then they are the ones who made it popular. Pretty soon there are going to be support groups for Dirty Dr. Pepper addictions. People can’t get enough of the stuff. Another Swig just opened nearby and there are a couple knock-offs in business as well. There is always a line 10 cars long in their drive-thru’s.
I hate to wait in line for much of anything including a fancy pants soda. I have tried a drink from one of Swig’s competitors. It was pretty good! I keep thinking I will go back, but that line chases me away every time.
I was blog browsing a little while ago and saw a picture of a Swig sugar cookie copycat. It looked so delicious! I had to make it, even though I’d never tried a real Swig sugar cookie. I stopped everything I was doing to make them.
Unfortunately, I had to leave for work before they had cooled enough to frost them, so I didn’t get to try one right then.
When I got to work, I went to the back office to put all my stuff away and saw on the table a basket of genuine Swig sugar cookies! What are the chances?!? I told my co-workers that I had just finished baking a copycat recipe of those exact cookies and that I would need to sample the real thing to know how it compared.
When I got home, I was able to frost and try my copycat and compare it to the real deal.
Taste-wise, they were almost identical. The real one was at room temperature because it had been sitting on the desk for a while. The recipe I used called for the cookie to be served cold with room temperature icing, which is how I ate my copycat.This lent a different texture, both were yummy.
Appearance-wise, the real cookie was about 3 times the size of the ones I had made. But they both had the jagged edges and to be perfectly honest my frosting job looked nicer. Theirs was a little slopped on. Mass production will do that.
All-in-all the copy cat was darn near like the real deal (which means fabulously delicious!) Now I can skip the line and go open a bottle of Coke and enjoy my own sugar bomb.
Recipe Source: Vintage Revivals