Homemade Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup Recipe (Starbucks Copycat)

This homemade sugar cookie coffee syrup uses simple ingredients to easily make your favorite coffee drinks at home. This sweet and buttery coffee syrup can be used in both hot or cold drinks and is sure to be your new favorite.

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Why you’ll love it

If you’re like me, you love anything that’s cookie flavored. Sugar cookie, cookie dough, cookies and cream…. I love it all!

That means I’m definitely a huge fan of seasonal drinks like the Starbucks sugar cookie latte, but I’m not a fan of the price tag (and I like having a little more control over the sugar).

Once I realized I can easily make my own homemade simple syrups at home, I haven’t looked back. Make sure you try my Brown Sugar Syrup too!

You can make your own sugar cookie syrup using just a few ingredients in just 10 minutes. Plus, it’s going to save you so much money! Heading to Starbucks every day can easily cost hundreds of dollars per month.

And the best part is that you can enjoy it year-round! You don’t have to wait for your favorite holiday drinks to hit the menu to enjoy these flavors.

You can use this syrup to make your own homemade hot or iced sugar cookie latte, add to your favorite tea, or even drizzle over baked goods.

It’s so easy to make! Let’s get into what you need.

Ingredients for sugar cookie coffee syrup in small bowls with labels on a countertop.

Ingredients

To make this homemade version of your favorite coffee shop sugar cookie syrup, you only need a few ingredients! Check your local grocery store in the spices and extracts section for the different extracts.

  1. White sugar: You can use all white sugar or all brown sugar for this recipe, but I like to use half and half for a bit of a deeper flavor.
  2. Brown sugar: You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar if you like a more intense brown sugar flavor.
  3. Water: Fun fact- you can make a simple syrup recipe by using a 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of any kind of sugar to water! So easy!
  4. Vanilla extract: Just like you’ll find in a sugar cookie, you need some vanilla extract for vanilla flavor. This one is my favorite.
  5. Butter extract: Butter extract gives this syrup the buttery taste that you’d expect from a cookie. If you can’t find it in store, grab some here on Amazon.
  6. Almond extract: I like just a tiny hint of almond extract for this syrup, but keep in mind that it is a very strong almond flavor. If you add too much it may taste too “artificial”. If you can’t find it in store, grab some here on Amazon.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Add sugar, water, vanilla extract, butter extract and almond extract to a small saucepan on medium heat.
A small saucepan with brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and butter extract with a wooden spoon.
  1. When the mixture starts bubbling, turn down to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Sugar cookie coffee syrup in a small saucepan.
  1. Once the syrup cools to room temperature, pour into an airtight container for storage, like a glass mason jar with a lid.
Sugar cookie coffee syrup being poured from a saucepan into a mason jar.
  1. Use your homemade sugar cookie syrup in your favorite coffee beverages and enjoy!
A close up shot of a mason jar full of sugar cookie cough syrup with a spoon dripping some into the jar.

Recipe FAQ

How long does this syrup store for?

Store your sugar cookie syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

What can you use homemade sugar cookie coffee syrup for?

You can use it in your favorite hot coffee, cold brew, or whatever your favorite beverage is! You can also drizzle it on baked goods or ice cream! Personally I love using it to make a sugar cookie iced coffee (I use this recipe, but use this syrup instead!). You can use it anywhere liquid sweeteners would be used.

Where do you get butter extract?

I have the best luck finding butter extract online, and I usually order this one from Amazon. Some stores do carry it in their spices section.

You can also add a tablespoon of real butter (melted) to your syrup, but the shelf life will be shorter and you will get some solidification until it’s brought to a hotter temperature.

Can I add more or less of the extracts?

Yes! Some people prefer a more buttery flavor, less almond, etc. Feel free to play around with the measurements to find your perfect combination. Just keep in mind that the almond extract is very strong, so adjust in very small increments.

Can you double the batch?

Yes! You can make a big batch by doubling or tripling the recipe if you go through it too quickly. One word of caution: almond extract is very strong so you may not want to double/triple how much is in your syrup if you’re making extra.

A small mason jar of sugar cookie coffee syrup with a spoon.

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A close up shot of a mason jar full of sugar cookie cough syrup with a spoon dripping some into the jar.

Homemade Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup

Sweet and buttery homemade sugar cookie coffee syrup made with simple ingredients to replace your favorite seasonal Starbucks flavor!
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp butter extract
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Add sugar, water, vanilla extract, butter extract and almond extract to a small saucepan on medium heat.
  • When the mixture starts bubbling, turn down to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature and then pour into an airtight container for storage, like a glass mason jar with a lid.
  • Use in your favorite coffee beverages and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.04mg

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