If you're anything like me, you can't resist the siren call of a Starbucks sugar cookie latte. But let's face it, those daily coffee shop runs can quickly add up. That's why I'm here to spill the beans (pun intended!) on my latest kitchen creation – Starbucks Copycat Sugar Cookie Syrup! 🍪☕
Picture a frosty glass filled with bold cold brew coffee, swirled with the unmistakable aroma of buttery sugar cookies. Your tastebuds are about to embark on a delightful journey through caffeinated bliss, all without stepping foot from your house.
And the best part? This sugar cookie-flavored elixir is the embodiment of simplicity, conjured up with just six everyday ingredients that are probably already hanging out in your pantry. It's the ultimate pocket-friendly solution to bask in the opulence of a Starbucks-style latte whenever your heart desires.
Not to mention, it's a total game-changer for those mornings when you're still snug in your PJs and the thought of a coffee shop line bums you out. Trust me: your morning ritual is about to get a dash sweeter (and cheaper!). 💫
- What is Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup
- What does it taste like?
- Why You’ll Love This Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup Recipe
- Ingredients Needed
- How To Make Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup At Home
- Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
- Serving Suggestions
- Recipe Success Tips
- Homemade Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup Nutrition
- Other DIY Coffee Syrup Recipes
- Sugar Cookie Syrup (Starbucks Copycat)
What is Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup
My homemade Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup is a delectable concoction that captures the essence of a buttery sugar cookie in liquid form. It's a delightfully simple 6-ingredient infusion of flavors that turns your ordinary coffee into a velvety, sweet, and comforting treat.
What does it taste like?
The taste of this sugar cookie coffee syrup is nothing short of pure enchantment! 🍪✨ Imagine the comforting sweetness of a warm, freshly baked sugar cookie straight from the oven. That first heavenly bite, where the buttery richness melts in your mouth, and caramelized brown sugar dances on your tastebuds—that's the delightful symphony this syrup brings to your palate.
It's like a sweet, cozy hug in a cup. When you add it to your coffee, you're instantly transported to a world of sugary bliss. But here's the secret: it doesn't have to be limited to just coffee! You can get whimsical with it, drizzle it over pancakes or waffles, stir it into your morning oatmeal, or even use it to sweeten your favorite desserts. The possibilities are as boundless as your imagination.
So, whether it's a coffee creation or a culinary adventure, Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup is your passport to a world of delightful flavors and limitless creativity. 🌟🍪✨
Why You’ll Love This Sugar Cookie Coffee Syrup Recipe
- Perfect Dupe of Starbucks - Say goodbye to those long coffee shop lines and pricey drinks. Making your own sugar cookie syrup Starbucks-style makes it easy to create a spot-on replica of your favorite Starbucks latte at home.
- Made With Only 6 Ingredients - And one of them is water, so you know it’s simple.
- Quick & Easy - Busy mornings? No problem! This recipe is designed for convenience. Spend a few minutes on your lazy weekend so you can have a week's worth of homemade sugar cookie syrup ready to elevate your coffee game.
As promised, you only need a handful of ingredients to make this brown sugar cookie syrup. Here’s what to grab:
- Water - If possible, opt for filtered water for the best flavor.
- Granulated Sugar & Brown Sugar - Using both types of sugar gives you the real, freshly baked sugar cookie flavor we’re after.
- Vanilla, Almond, & Butter Extract - This trio of flavor extracts gives warmth, toastiness, and a touch of creamy saltiness to this homemade coffee syrup.
- Water - Feel free to swap in coffee to add a little extra octane to your morning cuppa.
- Granulated Sugar & Brown Sugar - You’re welcome to swap in your favorite sugar-free alternatives to make a reduced-sugar or sugar-free syrup.
- Vanilla Extract - Vanilla paste is also perfectly acceptable! Or, feel free to use ½ - 1 whole vanilla bean split down the middle and with the seeds scraped into the sugar. Add the spent pod in your storage bottle for an added boost of warmth.
- Butter Extract - Butter extract is not vegan. I’d suggest birthday cake-flavored extract as a pretty close alternative.
- Almond Extract - I love the toasty flavor almond adds to the mix, but you’re welcome to swap in the flavor extract of your choice. Check out “Optional Variations” below for some suggestions.
How To Make Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup At Home
This homemade coffee syrup is a snap to make. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: Mix. Add the water and sugars to a small saucepan and whisk.
Step 2: Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Remove from heat and whisk in the extracts.
Step 4: Cool & Store. Allow to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes, then transfer to a jar or syrup bottle!
Optional Variations & Dietary Adjustments
While I like making this homemade sugar cookie Starbucks-style, there are several ways to make it your own. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Nut-Free - Pure almond extract is not suitable for nut allergies, but imitation nut extract is. You can also use an alternate cookie-flavored extract like maple or birthday cake. Note that you should start small with how much extract you add if you’re unfamiliar —
- Add-Ins - Feel free to add instant coffee powder to add a little extra caffeine oomph. You could also steep a spiced tea bag (e.g. masala chai) to add a snickerdoodle or spice cookie vibe to your syrup.
- Diabetic-Friendly. Try making a reduced-sugar or sugar-free sugar cookie syrup by swapping in your favorite sugar and brown sugar alternatives (e.g. monkfruit, stevia, or maple sugar).
Whether you're craving warmth, refreshment, a touch of elegance, or a chilly delight, this sugar cookie-flavored simple syrup is here for you.
Sugar Cookie Latte ☕️Picture a cozy weekend morning by the fireplace. Brew a steaming cup of your favorite (decaf?) coffee, add a swirl of your sugar cookie syrup, and top it off with frothy steamed milk. It's like a warm, sugary hug in a mug!
Sugar Cookie Iced Coffee ❄️When the sun's shining and you need a cool pick-me-up, grab a glass filled with ice. Pour in some cold brew or chilled espresso, then drizzle in your sugar cookie syrup for an instant refreshment upgrade. Want to get fancy? Add whipped cream and/or crushed cookies on top.
Sugar Cookie Martini 🍸Feeling a bit fancy? Shake up a Sugar Cookie Martini! Grab vodka, coffee liqueur, and a generous splash of your syrup. Shake it with ice, strain it into a martini glass, and garnish with an orange peel twist or a tiny sugar cookie on the rim. Cheers!
Sugar Cookie Frappuccino 🍨For a frosty treat, blend up some ice, strong coffee, milk, and a hearty helping of sugar cookie syrup. Blend until it's oh-so-creamy, pour it into a chilled glass, and if you're feeling extra indulgent, crown it with whipped cream and cookie crumbs.
Recipe Success Tips
- Invest in the proper equipment. Heavy-bottomed saucepan, pour bottles or squeeze bottles, and funnels will all make the process much more seamless and enjoyable.
- Add the extracts off heat. Flavor extracts are made from alcohol, which will burn off over heat. You don’t want the flavor to burn off with it!
- Get creative with how you serve it. You can use simple syrup infusions for more than just coffee and drinks. Use it to sweeten your whipped cream, moisten your favorite layer cakes, or add some indulgence to your morning porridge.
Yes, it has been part of the winter collection in both 2021 and 2022. At the time of writing, we’re not sure if it will be back in 2023 — but now that you have my homemade recipe, you don’t have to worry if it does or not!
If you use true butter extract, this homemade sugar cookie simple syrup is not vegan-friendly. Feel free to swap in imitation butter extract or cake batter extract instead.
Yes, this copycat Starbucks cookie syrup is gluten-free and celiac-friendly. Just make sure you don’t have any cross-contamination in your kitchen if you’re making this syrup for a loved one with celiac.
Homemade Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup Nutrition
Each serving packs around 85 calories. Not too shabby for a sweet, coffee-shop-worthy treat! But, remember that it’s pretty much all from added sugar — 21 grams of it. Make sure to plan ahead and pair it with a fiberful snack to keep your blood sugar from spiking and leaving you with both a caffeine and sugar-crash. 😬
Total nutritional content per serving is:
- Calories: 85 calories
- Total Fat: 0 grams
- Protein: 0 grams
- Sodium: 3 mg
- Carbohydrates: 21 grams
- Sugar: 21 grams
*This nutritional information is an estimate and calculated based on the ingredients used to create the recipe. The nutritional value of your ingredients may differ slightly. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
Other DIY Coffee Syrup Recipes
Sugar Cookie Syrup (Starbucks Copycat)
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon butter extract
- ½ tsp almond extract
- Add the water and sugars to a small saucepan and whisk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the extracts.
- Allow to cool at room temperature for 15 minutes, then transfer to a jar or syrup bottle!