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Sugar Cookie Syrup

'Tis the season for all things sweet and festive! This Sugar Cookie Syrup is an easy-to-make simple syrup that tastes just like homemade Christmas cookies. It can be used in coffee and cocktails and so much more!
4.85 from 33 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Drinks, Simple Syrup Recipes, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Makes: 1 cup
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp butter extract
  • tsp almond extract


  • Put water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture has thickened a bit.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and add vanilla, butter, and almond extracts and stir.
  • Pour syrup into a mason jar or bowl and place in fridge to cool completely before using. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.


  • If you don't have butter extract, you can melt 1 Tbsp unsalted butter into the syrup. But note that when the syrup cools, the butter will harden and get a bit grainy. You can also make the syrup without the butter extract and it will still be tasty!

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