Yield: 1 sugar cookie latte // Total Time: 10 min. // Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links. //
This post is sponsored by Papanicholas Coffee, all opinions are my own.

Take all the delicious flavors of a sugar cookie, and turn it into your morning coffee.

Why you’ll love this sugar cookie latte

Skip your morning coffee run to make this delicious and easy sugar cookie latte! It starts with a simple syrup consisting of sugar, water, and some extracts. We’ll use a little bit of vanilla and almond extract, but the real flavor winner here is the butter vanilla bakery emulsion. It adds such a delicious (and buttery, of course) flavor to the syrup that really makes it taste like a sugar cookie. Combine that delicious syrup with your espresso and milk of choice for a great start to your morning. It’s basically a Starbucks copycat sugar cookie latte, but better (& cheaper!) The most time you’ll spend is on creating the syrup, which is done in 5 minutes and also will yield enough for one full week of delicious lattes.

Papanicholas coffee

I’ve partnered again with my all-time favorite coffee brand: papanicholas coffee for this sugar cookie latte. I use their coffee beans every day and am so happy to be able to partner with them to spread the love of their coffee. In this recipe I used their vanilla nut creme coffee grounds, which has flavor notes of sweet vanilla bean, warm toasted nuts and sweet crème. I definitely highly recommend trying some of their coffee, they have so many delicious flavors and are always the coffee I use in my recipes. You can find their website by clicking here. Also, if you do end up purchasing their coffee be sure to use code FRESH20 for 20% off your coffee order!

Ingredients and substitutions

Granulated sugar: for the simple syrup

Light brown sugar: adds some extra flavor to the simple syrup. If you don’t have brown sugar you can easily just sub in granulated!

Water: for the simple syrup.

Vanilla extract: for some classic vanilla sugar cookie flavor.

Almond extract: for flavor, you can definitely omit this if you aren’t a fan.

Butter vanilla emulsion: this ingredient sounds a little fancy but you can most often find it next to all the other extracts in your grocery store!

Espresso: the base of any good latte!

Milk: Use your favorite dairy or non-alternative dairy milk here. I used oat milk!

How to: sugar cookie latte

Add in your sugar cookie syrup.
Pour in your freshly brewed espresso.
Pour in your steamed milk.
Garnish with sprinkles, serve and enjoy!

Sugar cookie latte Q & A

How to store the sugar cookie syrup

  • The syrup will make 1 cup of syrup, which is enough for 8-16 lattes (depending on how much syrup you like!) Store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Can I use instant espresso?

  • Definitely! Simply combine 60mL of hot water with the amount of instant espresso needed as stated on the packaging.

Can I use brewed coffee or cold brew?

  • Espresso is essentially just really strongly brewed coffee. I do use coffee grounds in this recipe and brew a super strong batch (a ratio of 10:1!) to get the perfect strength for this latte. You can use cold brew, just be sure to not dilute it first and you may want to add a little less milk depending on your preference.

Can I double this recipe?

  • Of course! You can double this recipe, triple it, or even quadruple it as needed! This is truly so easy to throw together and is so delicious. You can even scale it down if you’d like. I highly recommend using gram measurements as it makes it much easier to scale the recipe.

Why do you measure in grams?

My recipes are all written in grams because it is the most accurate way to bake. When you use a kitchen scale, you ensure that your baked goods turn out as close to the written recipe as possible. Plus, the cleanup is way easier when using a scale! I will provide standard cup measurements but please note that I have not tested the recipe using cup measurements and therefore can not guarantee your recipe will come out how mine did. Here is my favorite kitchen scale, and here’s an article about why I use a kitchen scale, and why you should too!

Tools and ingredients

You can find all my favorite tools and ingredients that I use on my Amazon Storefront page, here!

Did you make this sugar cookie latte?

If you made this sugar cookie latte I would love to see it and know your thoughts! Please leave a comment and review down below, and tag me on Instagram @freshbeanbakery. If you have any questions about the recipe I will gladly do my best to answer them in the comments below!

Sugar Cookie Latte

Print Recipe
Take all of the delicious flavors of a sugar cookie, and transform them into your morning coffee!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee, latte, sugar cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 latte


Sugar Cookie Syrup

  • 75 g granulated sugar (¼ c. + 2 tbsp.)
  • 25 g light brown sugar (2 tbsp.)
  • 100 g water (½ c.)
  • ½ tsp. butter vanilla bakery emulsion
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract

Sugar Cookie Latte

  • 1 tbsp. sugar cookie syrup
  • 2 oz. strongly brewed coffee or espresso
  • 8 oz. milk of choice


Sugar Cookie Syrup

  • Add both sugars and the water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Stir occasionally and allow the mixture to come to a simmer. Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and immediately mix in the butter vanilla bakery emulsion, vanilla, and almond extract.

Sugar Cookie Latte

  • Brew your espresso, then froth the milk until it's hot and foamy.
  • Add 1 tbsp. of the sugar cookie syrup to a coffee mug. Top with your espresso, followed by the frothed milk.
  • Garnish with sprinkles (& a sugar cookie – no judgments!), then serve and enjoy!

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