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30 Days of Christmas Coffees – Day 12

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French Vanilla Frolic: A Sugar Cookie Christmas Coffee Delight

Greetings, coffee enthusiasts! We’re back, and it’s day 12 of SpillintheBeans.com’s 30 Days of Christmas coffee series (already!). Today, we have a delightful treat in store for you – the French Vanilla Frolic made with homemade sugar cookie syrup.

We’re bringing the spirit of Christmas with a sippable sugar cookie! This coffee features the warmth of French Vanilla with unique sweetness from the homemade sugar cookie syrup. So, let’s dive into both recipes and make this holiday season a little more aromatic and festive!

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30 Days of Christmas Coffee Recipes

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French Vanilla Coffee

Unlike some “holiday flavors,” like candy cane and pecan pie, French Vanilla coffee is pretty much a year-round favorite. So you won’t have any problem locating your favorite beans. But we’ve got a naturally flavored blend that you might just love – and it comes with free shipping!

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Gather up your ingredients

– 1 cup of your favorite French Vanilla flavored coffee

– 2 tablespoons of homemade sugar cookie syrup โ€“ recipe included

– 2 tablespoons of cream, half & half, or vanilla creamer

– Whipped cream for topping

– Sprinkles or crushed sugar cookies for garnish (optional)

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Ingredients for the sugar cookie syrup

– 1 cup granulated sugar

– 1 cup water

– 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)

– 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

– 1/4 teaspoon butter extract (optional)

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Hug in a Mug

As you take your first sip, you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland of sugar cookies and Christmas magic. The French Vanilla coffee lays the foundation, while the sugar cookie syrup adds a sweet twist that dances on your taste buds. Then the cream (or vanilla creamer) brings a velvety richness, making each sip feel like a comforting hug from a festive sugar cookie.

This French Vanilla Frolic isn’t just a drink; it’s an experience. You can enjoy it by the fireplace, wrapping presents, or as a delightful mid-afternoon pick-me-up. In any case, this festive creation is bound to become a holiday favorite.

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Recipe for French Vanilla Frolic

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French Vanilla Frolic – Sugar Cookie Christmas Coffee

A delicious and unique easy-to-make Christmas coffee made with French Vanilla-flavored coffee, homemade sugar cookie syrup, and cream
Prep Time7 minutes
Course: Drinks
Yield: 1 cup

Materials

  • 1 cup brewed French Vanilla coffee
  • 2 Tbsp homemade sugar cookie syrup* recipe on spillinthebeans.com – link below
  • 2 Tbsp cream, half & half, or vanilla creamer
  • whipped cream
  • optional – sparkling sugar, crushed sugar cookies, or other toppings

Instructions

  • Brew one cup of French Vanilla-flavored coffee – good and strong – in a big festive mug
  • Add the sugar cookie syrup and cream to the coffee and stir well to combine
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Go crazy with your toppings creativity – beautiful sparkling sugar, tiny sugar cookies, white chocolate…

Notes

  • We recommend an extra step – before brewing your coffee, warm your cream in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. Your French Vanilla Frolic will stay warmer longer.
  • French Vanilla naturally flavored coffee is available in the spillinthebeans.com shop – and shipping is free
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While this sugar cookie syrup is the star ingredient for the French Vanilla Frolic, you can use it throughout the season. It’ll perk up any coffee drink – or even a bowl of vanilla ice cream!

Homemade Sugar Cookie Syrup

A sweet syrup with vanilla, almond, and butter extracts ideal for Christmas coffee recipes
Prep Time10 minutes
simmering and cooling time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Yield: 12 servings

Equipment

  • 1 glass bottle with a cap

Materials

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean OR 1 TBPS vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp butter extract (optional) McCormick makes a butter extract you can find at Walmart, some groceries stores, Amazon, etc. for about $5 a botttle
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • If you're using a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract, start by preparing it – scrape out the seeds using the back of a knife
  • Combine sugar, water, vanilla, almond extract, butter extract, and salt in a medium saucepan
  • Bring the combination to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar dissolves
  • Once the sugar is completely dissolved, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes
  • If you've used a vanilla bean, you can strain your mixture through a cheesecloth to remove the seeds (optional)
  • Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature
  • Transfer the cooled mixture to a bottle with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate

Notes

  • You can store the sugar cookie syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks
  • For a holiday kick, add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the saucepan in the simmer process
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Spread the Joy of Christmas Coffee

Why not spread the joy? Make an extra cup and surprise a friend or family member with this delectable treat. After all, ’tis the season of giving, and what better gift than a warm cup of holiday cheer?

Stay tuned for more Christmas coffee creations as we continue our 30 Days of Christmas coffee series here at SpillintheBeans.com. Until then, sip, savor, and let the magic of the season fill your cup.

Merry brewing and happy sipping! Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest.

Cheers to day 12 of our 30 Days of Christmas Coffees series, and to a caffeinated, peaceful, and happy holiday season! ๐ŸŽ„โ˜•๐ŸŒŸ

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