You Say Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee, I Say Pure Magic - 5 Ways To Sip And Savor One Of Our Customer Favorites

10 min read APR 23, 2024

The cookie - sweet, soft, smooth, and buttery.

The frosting - also buttery, but rich, sinfully sweet, and decadently delicious.

This description is actually straight from my daughter’s mouth…why, because personally, I’ve never been a fan of sugar cookies, so I resorted to conducting some in-person research from the biggest frosted sugar cookie fan I know.

But wait, don’t let my lack of love for this treat cause you to tune me out just yet.

Despite my aversion to this world-over, supremely-loved confection, I found our Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee more than pleasing to my picky palate.

Frosted sugar cookies are some of the most tantalizingly beautiful treats, but for me, I commonly get an overpowering flour-y taste that distracts from the more pleasing elements of the cookie with each bite.

I’ve tried for years to perfect recipes, and while my daughter swoons with each lovingly…or frustratingly…made batch, I have, personally, never been able to get past the bitter aftertaste - ah, but then came Lifeboost!

I was hesitant to try this flavored selection, because well…see above. However, I’m so glad that I did!

Our Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee must’ve been born of pure magic, because it isolates what I can only explain to be the very best parts of the sugar cookie, resulting in a smooth, seemingly creamy, buttery, near velvety concoction that beckons sip, after sip, after incredible sip.

While you won’t find any added sugar, or any sugar at all for that matter, in our flavored coffees, some, like our Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee, come across as sweet due to the addition of pure, clean, naturally sweet, velvety vanilla.

Then, the notes of creamy butter swirling amidst sweet, smooth vanilla paired with our classic, clean, and pure medium roast create a collision of flavor that is truly out of this world!

Each of the recipes we’re sharing with you today will allow you to savor these flavors in a greater way, either highlighting them precisely or complimenting these notes to truly take your brew to the next level.

So, if you’re like my daughter, a tried and true frosted sugar cookie fan, feel free to enjoy one or two of these light and fluffy confections while creating (or enjoying) any of the following coffee concoctions.

And, if you’re like me, I strongly urge you to give this flavored coffee selection a try, especially in one of the following delicious recipes, trust me…you won’t be disappointed!

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Recipes And History And Facts, Oh My…

There’s so much to discover when it comes to the frosted sugar cookie, so I thought we’d add a little something extra to our recipe exploration today by including some history as well as a few fun facts as we find the best ways to savor these fabulous flavors.

Be sure to let us know which recipe is your favorite, and if you know of any other facts or history we’ve missed here today, feel free to share!

1- Creamer Before Coffee

If you’ve been enjoying our recipe articles for a while, then you likely know that we typically list recipes for iced coffee, hot coffee, coffee smoothies, cold brews, cocktails, lattes, etc. But today, I simply had to venture out of the box a bit and share a fantastic coffee creamer recipe that pairs perfectly with our Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee.

This creamer contains typical components such as a touch of sweetness paired with half and half, but it also contains a few flavoring extracts, such as vanilla and almond.

Did you know that almond extract is added to some sugar cookie recipes for the sole purpose of adding complexity to this ordinarily simple cookie?

We’ll let this be a teaser for now, since we’ll get into the origins of the cookie in a moment, but sugar cookies were made with simplicity in mind. And, this is why the treats typically only contain vanilla extract for added flavor.

However, some bakers discovered the addition of almond extract brought a sophistication, or richness, to the cookie, elevating the confection from ordinary to elegant.

So, the next time you whip up a simple batch, plan to add a ¼ teaspoon or so of almond extract for a richer, more complex cookie.

For now though…let’s take a look at one way you can upgrade Lifeboost Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee by simply using this sugar cookie creamer in your brew (hot or iced)!


  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (you can adjust this to your preferred sweetness level)
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Add all ingredients to a mason jar.
  • Screw the lid onto the jar (tightly), and shake until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Use in hot or iced coffee as desired. Enjoy!

*For vanilla fans, I just wanted to add that I like to increase the vanilla extract in this recipe to ½ teaspoon or even a little more. This seems to best bring out the vanilla flavoring in the coffee itself.

2- Sugar Cookie Latte

The sugar cookie has a simple history, one born out of necessity, really.

In fact, all cookies have such roots.

You see, in the Victorian era, bakers took advantage of industrialized kitchens and began producing large and fanciful cake creations, those designed to impress.

But, it didn’t take long to see that simpler options were needed for feeding families.

Enter the cookie…

Cookies were a quick and easy solution to provide baked goods for families, and kitchen pros soon realized the sugar cookie, primarily consisting of butter and sugar, was not only the simplest option of all, but a true crowd pleaser as well.

And, speaking of simple, this sugar cookie latte will allow you to make your own sugar cookie simple syrup. The best part? The simple syrup is super simple to make, and it truly takes this latte to the next level!


  • 4 ounces freshly brewed Lifeboost Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar cookie simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • Whipped cream, optional topping
  • Sprinkles, optional topping


  • Add milk and simple syrup to a small saucepan. Stir to combine, and heat over low heat just until the milk mixture is warmed throughout.
  • Brew coffee, then stir in sweetened/flavored warmed milk.
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired, and enjoy!

Homemade Sugar Cookie Simple Syrup

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon butter extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients over medium-low heat. Bring just to a simmer, stirring constantly to ensure sugars fully dissolve.
Once the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

3- Have Cookies, Will Share

For me, one of the best things about baking cookies is how easy these treats are to share with others.

One cookie for me, one for you…and you, and you, and you.

I don’t know why, but the thought of sharing cookies just warms my heart!

Maybe it’s because sharing cookies with our friends and family each Christmas has been a long-time tradition for my clan, I don’t know, but this has to be my favorite aspect of this dessert treat.

When cookies first hit the Victorian era scene though, folks soon found that sharing cookies with others necessitated some added description.

And, this is where “sugar cookies” first got their name.

The sugar cookie was the plain jane of the cookie world with other selections like oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies also being frequently made throughout this time period.

So, in order to differentiate between these cookies and those with added ingredients, the name sugar cookie was used to signify that this treat was made with primarily butter and sugar, omitting any extras such as raisins, peanut butter, or oatmeal (and later chocolate chips, etc).

Here, like my favorite element of all types of cookies, this decadently sweet, and incredibly delicious sugar cookie coffee recipe is made with sharing in mind as it serves 4 people.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 cups freshly brewed Lifeboost Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips


  • In a heatproof bowl, stir together boiling water and sugar until the sugar is fully dissolved. Once sugar dissolves, stir in vanilla and almond extract and set aside.
  • Add milk to a medium saucepan and heat over low-medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid scorching, until warmed throughout.
  • Divide white chocolate chips and (hot) flavored sugar mixture between 4 mugs.
  • Brew coffee and pour evenly between the four mugs (8 ounces each).
  • Stir the coffee into the white chocolate chips and sugar mixture until well combined.
  • Top each drink with warmed milk, stir to fully incorporate, and enjoy!

4- Iced Iced Coffee, Baby

I was a teen in the 1990’s, so Vanilla Ice was inescapably a part of my high school days. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on your music taste), this means I can’t help but think of this lyrical hit when anything iced comes to mind.

And, this treat is double iced…an iced coffee with an “iced” or “frosted” topping.

I know I’ve mentioned this in prior articles, but I truly love the concept of foam topped coffee as this layer of creamy goodness provides somewhat of a screen through which you can sip your coffee…a screen that infuses each sip of java with velvety flavor to enhance your brew.

But, when it comes to the flavor topping for sugar cookies, the frosting, did you know this cookie icing has received quite the overhaul from its origins?

The first frosting for sugar cookies, in the 1600’s, was made from a mixture of sugar and egg whites, similar to what was used as icing for cakes. It was called icing, because as this concoction set, it looked like ice.

Since this time, buttercream frosting (or similar frostings) has become the most popular topping for both cakes and sugar cookies alike.

This iced sugar cookie coffee recipe includes a sweetened foam topper, one that I think tastes quite similar to sugar cookie frosting…perfect for your sweet tooth fix!

**Note: the milk and pure maple syrup are optional additions to the iced coffee base for this recipe. The foam topper is a bit sweet and very creamy/buttery, so personally I avoid these additions. But, if you’d like a little more creaminess and a touch more sweetness, feel free to add both or one of these ingredients to your liking.


  • 8 ounces cold brewed Lifeboost Frosted Sugar Cookie Coffee
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup milk (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • ice


  • Add ice to a tall glass, then pour in cold brew (and ¼ cup milk and maple syrup if you’d like).
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, vanilla extract, and heavy cream to a glass, and stir to combine.
  • Once combined, froth with a hand frother until the mixture makes a nice foam (roughly doubled in size).
  • Top coffee with a desired amount of cold foam, and enjoy!

5- Sugar Cookie Martini

Generally a martini is made with gin or vermouth, but in recent years, vodka martinis have come on the scene broadening the cocktail category for this sophisticated drink.

Still, whether it’s called a cocktail or a martini, we like to simply call it fabulous!

And, speaking of names, we couldn’t end our time here today without mentioning a few lesser known names for frosted sugar cookies.

Over the years and across the globe, sugar cookies have been known as jumbles, crybabies, plunkets, gemmels, gimblettes, and cimbellines. Pretty cool, huh!

While you certainly don’t have to make a batch of sugar cookies to garnish the following martini recipe, we do think a perfectly shaped crybaby or plunket would take this tasty cocktail over the top!


  • 2 ounces cold brewed Lifeboost Frosted Sugar Cookie
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ice


  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously until frost forms on the outside of the shaker.
  • Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a cut and frosted sugar cookie, if desired, and enjoy!

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Becky Livingston Vance Content writer

Becky is a mother, educator, and content writer for Lifeboost Coffee. She has had three years’ experience as a writer, and in that time she has enjoyed creatively composing articles and ebooks covering the topics of coffee, health and fitness, education, recipes, and relationships.


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