Ellen is here to share another delicious recipe that would be super fun to make this Easter weekend. I think the cute light pink and yellow frosting would make a darling dessert for any upcoming party. It’s also a great time to make these cookies because granulated sugar, powdered sugar and butter are all on sale for rock-bottom prices. Login to Deals to Meals to see the best deals on baking goods in your area.
Not to mention, who doesn’t LOVE a Swig cookie? Try a lemon version of the traditional Swig cookie to add a little extra pizazz to a classic favorite. Thanks Ellen for another great recipe!
Copycat Swig Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Butter Crisco
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. milk
2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. salt
5 1/2 cup flour
*If making lemon cookies, swap lemon extract in the place of almond extract and lemon juice in place of milk
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract (or lemon if making lemon)
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In a mixing bowl, and with electric mixers, beat the butter, crisco and vegetable oil until smooth and soft. Add the sugar, powdered sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Add the milk, eggs, extract, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt and beat until smooth. Add the flour one cup at a time until the dough all comes together.
Roll the dough into golfball sized balls. Place the cookie balls on a greased cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of the glass into a bowl of white sugar. Smash the cup into the top of the cookie dough. Bake the cookies at 350 for 8-9 minutes (don't over bake).
For the frosting, cream the cream cheese and butter together in a separate bowl with an electric beater. Add the powdered sugar until the frosting is smooth and fluffy. Add the extract. You might think the frosting will be to thick, but continue to beat until it's smooth. If the frosting is too thick, add a few drops of milk until it's the right consistency.
When the cookies are done cookie, remove them and add them to a cookie sheet. Let them cool and then frost with the frosting.
Ellen is one of those women that can just about do anything. She can cook, create, design, build things (she literally remodeled her entire house), is a corporate executive, fashion guru, owns several companies, and doesn’t know how to sit still. Her masterpieces in the kitchen range from simple-everyday kind of food, to elaborate creations good enough for the ‘rich and famous’. After starting a successful chocolate company in 2006, she decided it was time to start a full service catering company, called “A Flair for Food”. This allowed Ellen to put all of her creative energy into writing recipes and sharing her passion for food with her diverse clientele.
Ellen is a dear friend of Shandra (Deals to Meals owner) and is excited to continue to share her talents in the kitchen, and love for food with each of you.
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