Occassional Cocktails may earn compensation from purchases made after clicking links on this page. Learn more Here.
Whether you’re looking to make a copycat Starbucks iced sugar cookie almond milk latte or sweeten up your favorite cocktail or mocktail, this sugar cookie syrup is where it’s at. It’s full of sweet cookie flavor and is perfect for adding a little pizzazz to your next drink or dessert.
🥂What is Sugar Cookie Syrup?
Sugar cookie syrup is a liquid sweetener that is made from a combination of granulated sugar, water, vanilla extract, butter extract and almond extract. This sweet syrup is the perfect addition to flavored coffees and teas, milks or cocktails and even desserts.
This yummy sweetener tastes just like the holidays. It’s full of sweet, buttery sugar flavor.
This is one in a long list of possible flavored simple syrups such as vanilla simple syrup, honey simple syrup and candy corn syrup. They are all made the same with equal ratios of sugar and water and then a flavor added in.
Additionally, it is super easy to make. You only need five super simple basic ingredients and about 15 minutes.
Need more convincing? Here are a few reasons you’re sure to love this:
- Tastes like Christmas. This sweet, sugar cookie flavored syrup is delicious and full of holiday flavor. It’s the perfect addition to any christmas-themed party or food.
- It’s versatile. You can use this sweetener in a wide variety of different foods and drinks. You can make up a batch and then add it to desserts, breakfasts and various different drinks.
- Super easy and quick. You only need five ingredients, one of which is water, and about 15 minutes to get this one ready. All you have to do is heat everything up and then let it cool.
- Wooden Spoon (or any long handle spoon)
- Mason jar or Small Pyrex
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- 1 cup Sugar – You’ll want to use a white granulated sugar for this recipe.
- 1 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla – We like to use an organic Madagascar vanilla extract. However, you can use your favorite type and brand.
- ½ teaspoon Butter extract – this adds a rich slightly buttery flavor to the syrup.
- ¼ teaspoon Almond extract – this adds a little hint of sweet nuttiness just like you’ll find in sugar cookies.
Gather everything up you need for this recipe including measuring spoons, measuring cup, saucepan, sugar, water, vanilla extract, butter extract and almond extract.
Measure 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and add it to the saucepan.
Measure half a teaspoon of butter extract and add it to the saucepan.
Measure 0.25 teaspoons of almond extract and add it to the saucepan.
Measure out one cup of sugar and add it to the saucepan.
Measure out one cup of water and add it to the saucepan.
Heat your mixture up at medium heat on the stove top. Make sure to stir it frequently.
You want to allow it to simmer for around 10 minutes. Try not to let it boil or it may scorch on the bottom of the pan.
Go ahead and pull your mixture off the heat. Carefully pour your syrup into a jar of the lid or a Pyrex. Then, place it in the fridge to chill for a few hours.
⭐How to Use
You can use this syrup in a wide variety of different ways. It’s perfectly paired with dishes and drinks such as:
- Copycat Starbucks lattes. Add a little of this end to make your favorite Starbucks latte. Or, simply add it to your regular morning coffee for a little extra sweetness.
- Sweeten up cocktails. Add it into some of your favorite dessert cocktails such as a snickerdoodle martini to add a sweet cookie flavor.
- Make flavored milk. Add 2 oz of this syrup into a large glass of milk and you’ll have a cookie flavored milk in no time.
- Use on pancakes or waffles. Ditch the regular maple syrup and use this syrup to drizzle over top of your pancakes or waffles to make them a dessert breakfast.
- Flavor your desserts. Add this sweet cookie flavor to your next dessert by drizzling it over cake, cookies or even an ice cream sundae.
- Make a flavored hot chocolate. Add this to your favorite hot chocolate so that you have a sweet sugar cookie hot chocolate.
If you need to know ingredient substitutions or other flavor variations check out these tips:
- Use real butter. Although real butter will thicken up and cause a hardened syrup once it cools you can certainly use it. Just be aware that you may need to reconstitute the syrup to turn it more liquid or use it on pancakes where it’s okay to be thicker.
- Use less butter extract. We really like the butter flavor in this syrup. However, you can certainly dial it back by using half the amount.
- Make more or less. As long as you use the same ratios of ingredients, you can Make a larger or smaller batch of syrup depending on your needs.
- Change the sugar. You can use either brown sugar for slightly more complex flavor or honey in place of the granulated sugar.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Be sure to check out these tips to making this recipe successful as well as how to store it when finished:
- Proper storage. You can keep this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks.
- Longer storage. If you won’t use it in 2 to 4 weeks, you can freeze it. Simply pour it into an ice cube tray and allow it to freeze. Then pop out the frozen cubes and store them in a freezer bag.
- Chill before using. Make sure to let the syrup completely cool for around 2 or so hours before using it so that it has time to properly thicken up.
- Stir frequently. Make sure to stir regularly while heating this so that it heats evenly and does not burn.
Sugar Cookie Syrup
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoon
- Mason Jar or Pyrex
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- .5 teaspoon Butter Extract
- .25 teaspoon Almond Extract
- Measure out 1 teaspoon Vanilla, ½ teaspoon Butter extract and ¼ teaspoon Almond extract. Add them all to the pot.
- Measure 1 cup of water and toss it into the pot.
- Measure 1 cup of sugar and toss it into the pot.
- Put your pot on medium heat and simmer for around 10 minutes.
- Stir the mixture regularly while heating.
- Remove from the heat and pour into a jar or pyrex.
- Place syrup into the refrigerator to thicken up and chill out.
- Only allow the mixture to simmer; do not boil it.
- Stir regularly while heating to ensure even heating and no scalding.
- Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 – 4 weeks.
- If needed to store longer than 4 weeks, freeze it in an ice cube tray.