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Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup

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This Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup is a holiday favorite! It has all of the warm, comforting flavors of a classic sugar cookie, but can be added to coffee drinks, cocktails, baked goods, you name it! 

Side view of a jar of sugar cookie coffee syrup.

If you’re in the mood for those classic Starbucks holiday drinks—like the Starbucks sugar cookie latte—then this homemade sugar cookie syrup is the recipe for you.

This delicious syrup really is the perfect way to sweeten your morning coffee. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients, contains no artificial flavors, and has the delicious buttery taste of sugar cookies! 

Add a little bit of this to your homemade lattes and enjoy a coffee shop-quality drink right at home! 

Tips and Notes

  • Serving amount: About ½ tablespoon of this homemade syrup is equal to 1 pump of syrup at coffee shops. 
  • Use butter extract. The extract adds that delicious, warm, buttery flavor without any separation that can occur with real butter.
  • Keep the heat low. Make sure the stove is at a low to medium heat while the sugar dissolves to ensure that it doesn’t burn. 
  • If you don’t have almond extract, you can supplement with a little bit extra vanilla. The flavor won’t be quite the same, but it will still be delicious.


Once your simple syrup is cooled off completely, it can be stored in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Alternatively, you can make a big batch and store it in the freezer for a longer period of time. I like to pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it for up to 3 months.

Cookie flavored simple syrup in a mason jar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! At most coffee shops, you’ll find the sugar cookie syrup during the holiday season.

Now, of course, with a homemade version, you can enjoy your sugar cookie coffee drinks all year round!

Sugar cookie syrup tastes so much like a baked sugar cookie.

The touch of brown sugar along with the vanilla, almond, and butter extracts really gives it that classic sugar cookie flavor! 

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Sugar cookie flavored simple syrup in a jar.

Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract


  • Place both types of sugar and the water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar dissolves then remove from heat.
    1 cup granulated sugar
    ¾ cup water
    1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Stir in the extracts, and allow the coffee syrup to cool completely.
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon butter extract
    ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • Use in your favorite coffee drinks, sodas, or cocktails.
  • Scroll up and see the post for tips, FAQs, and storage recommendations.

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 tablespoons of coffee syrup. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 0.001gFat: 0.1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 3mgSugar: 21gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.02mg
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