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Friday, August 23, 2013

SWIG....a drive-by drink shop

SWIG got its start in 2010 in Saint George, Utah. Owner and Founder Nicole Tanner was brainstorming with her husband one night about possible business ideas. He suggested a drive-by drink shop, something they both agreed could be successful. They opened their first location across the street from Dixie State University in April of 2010.

“We knew that there was a need for a good, fun drive-thru, and we knew that there were other people out there, like us, that enjoyed a good fountain drink,” says Tanner.

And the name? It was inspired by a single question when her husband simply asked, “can I have a swig of your drink?”

My understanding is that when you order a drink at SWIG,
you automatically get A SUGAR COOKIE.

...hence the name SWIG SUGAR COOKIES....(duh)

how cool is that...?

made the above Swig Sugar Cookies
 and she did such an amazing job of

MAKING them (recipe HERE)  and PHOTOGRAPHING them
that she sent me
straight to the kitchen to try MY olden hand at them.

All of my family LUV sugar cookies so when my friend, VEE, sent me the link to 
MANDIE's cookies, I rolled up my sleeves and rolled my eyes and went to work.
"Thanks, Vee....."

OK...the dough is very thick so you will want to be sure to
reach down and around the bottom of the bowl to be sure to get all
the ingredients mixed well.

As MANDI says "to get the signature edge" of this cookie,
you first place golf ball size balls of dough on parchment paper...
then using a glass bottom, dipped in sugar, press each cookie until the edges "ruffle".

(again, you can find her recipe and beautiful photos HERE) 
 ooo boy....this first batch came out great.
I could use more experience in making them a little THICKER so the edges
will ruffle in a very pretty way.

This tasty recipe makes a LOT of cookies...

I only made 2 dozen today and I have
this nice-sized bowl of cookie dough
to go in my freezer...

O, how I LOVE cookie dough in my freezer...
fresh batch of cookies at the drop of a hat.

 We have so many recipes for SUGAR COOKIES...

they are all delicious...
THESE however seem to have a little  more 
going for them....

...maybe all that butter...!!//??

...some turned out thick....some thin....
which is great 'cause Mr. Sweet likes them really thick and soft...
I like 'em thin and crisp....well....I like them both, really.

I just like cookies...!!

I followed Mandi's recipe to the tee for the cookie dough
(adding a bit of Vanilla flavoring)

I followed Mandi's recipe to the tee for her FROSTING.....

and a bit of MAPLE FLAVORING
 as we all just LOOOOOVE  MAPLE anything.

I will, however, try her PINK FROSTING when I bake up another batch or two.

* Since I froze some of the cookies without frosting,
I decided to make that pretty pink frosting that MANDI makes.... 

ok...mine here still aren't as thick and RUFFLY as hers...

so that means I must make these MANY times to get the hang of it.

Mr. Sweet says,
"Oh, yes...keep making them over and over until you think you are satisfied with the way they look...cause I am ALREADY satisfied with the way they

Some of you know how much fun I have with making my photos PRETTY....

such fun to play around with my photos...
it's a favorite part of blogging for me.

(THIS is the photo for my TOP SHOT link.)

aren't they pretty....!! 

"THEY"  say that you can't eat one of these SWIG COOKIES standing up..
.....your knees buckle with that first bite
and you'll fall flat on your face.

...ain't life just GRAND !!

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Vee said...

Oh no...I'm feeling this incredible urge to make a batch. Your photos and descriptions always have that effect on me. Beautiful, BJ, just beautiful!

Sarah said...

What a clever idea for a business. Those sugar cookies look delish! I may need to make a batch for our freezer. They remind me of the ones that Rebecca Rather makes and sells at her Pink Pig Bakery and Restaurant in Fredricksburg.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

OH NO oh just yum yum yum and your pics are to die for delish looking.

Gotta try this soon.

So sorry your health is giving you issues. Praying for ya, lady.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am keeping you in my prayers, too my friend! Take care of yourself! Sweet hugs, Diane

LV said...

I would enjoy the cookies, but my concern is your issues. Trust nothing too serious. I cannot have you getting sick on me. Take care.

Lorrie said...

The cookies look and sound scrumptious. I hope your health issues will be resolved quickly. Take care, BJ. Prayed for you.

Adam said...

looks good

Pat said...

Oh, dear one, I LOVE soft sugar cookies!!! I'll go check out Mandi's recipe in a minute!
BJ, please know that I will be praying for you daily over the next few long as you need!
Take care of yourself, dear friend and do keep us updated here or on Face Book!!!
I LOVE sugar cookies and I LOVE you!!!

Becky said...

My gosh your cookies.look good BJ....
Please take good care of your self. You are so special to so many. Me included. Love and prayers..... Becky

Donnie said...

I sure could have used this recipe at the start of the summer since we took care of the 3 grandkids and the cookie jar was always getting emptied. Hope you're feeling better. Hugs, Donnie

Grace said...

Are you kidding me posting this recipe? lol I hav to print them out for a rainy day. So cute. Happy Pink Saturday Grace

middle child said...

Praying for you and also a little miffed that my box of cookies hasn't arrived yet. My birthday was August 9th. Not to worry. If anyone is patient, it is I.

Stacey said...

Praying for you sweet BJ.

Ann said...

You've got my mouth watering but it's too late and I'm too tired to stir up anything. I must try them sometime though -- hopefully your health issues will be straightened out. Good thoughts.

pinkkandy said...

Happy...Happy...Happy Pink Saturday!
God bless and strengthen you in all things!

Rettabug said...

I never met a sugar cookie I didn't like, BJ, but then you go & add MAPLE frosting & I am over the moon!!! I can't wait to try making some of these...thank you SO much for telling us about them.

I didn't know you were "ailing" as my Mother used to say. Whatever the issue, I hope it resolves itself very soon & you're feeling better. You are such a precious person in blogland, you would be terribly missed!


KittyLuvr said...

Prayers for you BJ and for Mr. Sweet over the course of the next week.Take care of yourself and rest well, my bloggie friend.......thanks for posting the cookie recipe. They look beautiful and I can't wait to make them....

KittyLuvr said...

Sorry....but I had to post just hit me that my father used to say "swig" all the time when I was a little girl! "I just want a little swig of your coke"...oh, such a good memory from my childhood. I do miss my daddy!

Jeannie Marie said...

I love cookies!! Delicate sugar cookies are a favorite at our house! Picture me baking this morning now. Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Girl, you have all of us yearning for one of those cookies. Did I just say one? I need to be honest. I would definitely require two.

Happy Pink Saturday. I am concerned reading your comments that something is wrong. ???

Sherry from Alabama said...

The cookies look wonderful! It reminds me that I haven't made my family sugar cookies (tea cakes in the south) in a long time.

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!
Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Theresa said...

Oh they look SO Yummy! Gorgeous pictures of those little sweeties:) Hope the health issues take a hike:) Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

TexWisGirl said...

they look decadent. hope you are feeling okay soon.

Madeline's Album said...

The cookies look good. Hope your health problem is solved real soon. My prayers are with you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... sugar cookies look so good and you always make the pictures look so pretty. I make sugar cookies at Christmas for the kids and grandsons, but they are not real sweet. Maybe I should try these too.

I hope whatever your health issues are, will soon be solved and you are back up to par real soon. We will have you and Mr. Sweet in our prayers.
Audrey Z.

Ivy and Elephants said...

These look so amazing! I love that you can freeze them. The pink frosting looks yummy, too.
Take care, I hope your health issues are soon resolved.

Sylvia said...

Get well soon! You are right, you must continue making these until the ruffles are perfect.You don't want Mr. Sweet eating ruffles that aren't perfect, do you?

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh my, dear bj, I know I would go crazy over these ruffled edged sugar cookies. I think the pink iced ones are soooo pretty. Thanks for sharing this yummy goodie.
Happy weekend. xo

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, Love your delicious cookie post. You really grab me with your 'to die for' food pics. Smile.

I am praying hard for healing bj. Please let us know how you are asap. In the meantime my prayers are constant for you my darling sister friend.

Love you bunches,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so pleased to have won the ginger snaps. I think PH is looking forward to them as much as I am. Actually, I KNOW he is! Thank you for the "sweet" giveaway, bj.
Even more, thank you for your precious note letting me came a very upset moment for me..and made me smile. It's the little things in life that keep us going. :)
Hugs and love,

Kathleen said...

Prayers for you dear, bj. Hope all is 100% soon!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have never found the pefect sugar cookie recipe. This could be "the one"!. I;'m so excited to try this as soon as the weather cools down a bit. It's supposed to be in the 90's this week:>(
I hope all is well dear friend, I am praying for you!

RobinfromCA said...

Those cookies look yummy! I'll have to ask my nephew about SWIG. He is attending Dixie right now!
I hope you're feeling better soon.