Lime ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies

Okay you guys! We are extra excited for the recipe being shared today as Swig is a dessert must-stop when we’re visiting Utah and this mouth watering lime version is our to-bake list stat! Thank you, Yvonne! (:

Hi! It’s Yvonne again from TriedandTasty.com and I’m bringing you another delicious recipe this month! Ever heard of Swig? If you have, then you know what you’re in for. If you haven’t, then you are in for a real treat! Thank you Kelli & Kristi for having me here!

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and TastyI don’t know about you, but the winter in my area that is normally covered in snow for months and months has been nothing shy of absolutely gorgeous this year. In fact, all week it’s been in the high 50’s low 60’s. In February! That’s crazy talk if you ask me! I generally dread winter. I don’t like driving in the snow, I don’t like being cold, and I don’t like the short days. So to say I’ve been spoiled would be an understatement! With the warmer temps it’s got me thinking about Spring already. When I think of Spring, the first thing that comes to mind is all things citrus!

For those that aren’t familiar, Swig is a wildly popular drive-by drink shop in Utah that also sells insanely delicious sugar cookies. It was actually months and months before I tasted my first cookie. Even then, it was only a bite. Just a couple of weeks ago I had more of a taste and fell in love immediately. Copycat recipes are all over the web for the original {I adapted my copycat from Melanie @ Garnish & Glaze!}. Because I love citrus, and because I wanted to switch things up, I decided to make the most delicious lime variation! It’s absolutely fantastic! But wait! There’s more. Are you a lemon fan? After you grab this recipe, head over to see my Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies I’ve got for you on my site!

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lime 'Swig' Sugar Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Lime 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies

If you are a fan of citrus, you will be a fan of these Lime 'Swig' Style Sugar Cookies. They are perfectly soft & sweetly citrus-ey!
Servings 36
Author Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]


For the Cookie

  • c. + 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. cream of tarter
  • 1 c. 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • c. sugar + ¼ c.
  • ¾ c. powdered sugar
  • ¾ c. canola could also use vegetable
  • 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lim juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs room temperature

For the frosting

  • 5 tbsp. butter room temperature
  • c. + 1 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 ½ to 4 ½ c. powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 drop green food coloring


  • 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 lime juice, lime 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 lime 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

Check out these other great citrus recipes!

Lemon ‘Swig’ Style Sugar Cookies | Lucky Lime Rolls | Coconut Lemon Pecan Pull Apart Bread | Coconut Lime Cupcakes w/Swiss Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Swig Sugar-Cookies // Tried and Tasty

Rhodes Lucky Lime Rolls // Tried and Tasty

Coconut Lemon Pecan Pull-Apart Bread // Tried and Tasty

Coconut Lime Cupcakes w/Swiss Buttercream Frosting // Tried and Tasty

Don’t forget about Yvonne’s delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups via triedandtasty.com


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  1. Oh MY GOODNESS…I made these cookies this weekend and they are fabulous! Like a burst of sunshine during this terrible Winter we are having in the midwest. Thanks for sharing. Hubby loved them too.

    1. So glad you enjoyed them, Lynn! I made Yvonne’s lemon cookies last week and ditto, they were SO good! Sending some warm sunny vibes your way from AZ!! 🙂

  2. Yvonne! I was talking to a friend the other day and we both wanted to try out all these “Swig” cookies we’ve seen everywhere. I’m so happy we waited because I’m putting yours at the top of the must-try list!

    1. Oh I’m happy you waited too Amy, you will definitely want to make these as soon as possible! They are SO delicious!!! I love the original, but I LOVE the citrus version – let me know if you make them!

  3. I’ve seen your posts on Instagram about the swig cookies and have been wanting to try them! : – ) The lime looks so good!

    1. They are SO good, I’m telling you – deliciously wonderful!! I hope you’ll try them & let me know what you think!

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