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A Guide To Making Sugar Cookie Syrup And How To Use It

By: Shireen Jamooji

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Have you ever wondered why the coffee at your favourite coffee shops just never quite feels the same when you try to make it at home? The answer probably comes down to the syrups they use to enhance the flavour of their drinks. Flavoured syrups are the backbone of most flavoured coffees but can also find a place in the world of bespoke cocktails, especially around the holidays when flavoured drinks are at their most popular. 

What is sugar cookie syrup?

One of the most delicious and comforting flavoured syrups you can try is a simple sugar cookie syrup that echoes the flavours of these delicious cookies. The secret to replicating the flavours without actually having to make the cookies is to use a combination of almond, vanilla and butter flavourings which together come together to mimic a freshly baked sugar cookie.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to use the flavour of sugar cookies specifically in cocktails, you can try making a cookie infusion with a high quality, neutral vodka such as Smirnoff. Simply add the cookies into a jar of the alcohol and then let it sit for 2-3 days in a cool place until the flavours all come together. Then strain it 2-3 times through a sieve and through a fine cheesecloth to remove all the residual solids for a clear, flavoured spirit that will carry these notes through your cocktail.


How to Make Sugar Cookie Syrup


  • Water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter extract
  • Almond extract


  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, bringing the mixture to a boil.
  • Simmer the mixture for 10-15 minutes until the sugar dissolves, and the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla, butter, and almond extracts.
  • Stir the extracts into the mixture.
  • Pour the syrup into a mason jar or bowl and refrigerate until completely cool.

Sugar Cookie Syrup

5 Ways To Use Sugar Cookie Syrup

Coffee Mix-In:

Take your morning coffee fix up a notch with a touch of this syrup for a festive twist.


Experiment with mixology by incorporating sugar cookie syrup into your cocktails. It pairs well with bourbon, dark rums like Captain Morgan, or even a simple vodka soda with ketal One Vodka.

Homemade Soda: 

For a non-alcoholic mocktail treat add the syrup to plain soda water and dress it up with fruits for a sweet delicious, ice cream soda vibe.

Ice Cream Topping:

Indulge in the sweet sensation of this syrup drizzled over vanilla ice cream.

Cocktail Rimmer: 

Perfect for holiday cocktails, use the syrup to garnish cocktail glass rims with sugar, sprinkles, or crushed candy canes.

Making sugar cookie syrup is a simple yet rewarding culinary endeavour. Its versatility allows you to add a touch of sweetness to a variety of dishes and beverages. Whether you're a breakfast enthusiast, a dessert lover, or a mixology aficionado, this sugar cookie syrup will undoubtedly become a staple in your kitchen.