The Great Pink Sugar Cookie Rivalry of Southwestern Utah
Several chains, including Dutchman’s and Swig, offer the bright cookies. The question is: Who baked them first?
My entry into Southern Utah’s frosted cookie feud began innocently enough. After living in Colorado for a good chunk of 2020, the time came for the 13-hour drive back to Los Angeles through mountainous highways that, while scenic, don’t provide many opportunities for roadside delights. It’s a long haul of Subways, Starbucks, and McDonald’s, save for the lower tip of Utah jutting out across Interstate 15, where some come for Dixie State University, or a bit of respite after visiting Zion National Park or, for a junk food-loving first-timer like me, the opportunity to eat at regional chains like Iceberg Drive Inn and Arctic Circle in one fell swoop.
As excited as I was for my first go at fry sauce and “thick shakes,” nothing could have prepared me for the alliance I’d … Read more