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Sugar Cookie Mocktail

December 15, 2021
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Get ready to indulge in holiday magic with our fabulous Sugar Cookie Mocktail. It's the perfect sip—a delightful dessert in a glass that brings the joy of a classic treat straight to your festive celebrations.

Sugar Cookie Mocktail

You can now have your cookies and drink them, too! This Sugar Cookie Mocktail recipe is a creamy, sweet, and unique drink that highlights the delights of a freshly baked sugar cookie. This sugar cookie drink only takes 5 minutes and is perfect for non-drinkers, kids, or anyone else attending your holiday festivities! Dairy-free + Vegan option.

Sugar Cookie Mocktail topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

Time to kick off the holiday fun! Today, I'm sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes, a crowd-pleaser adored by kids, grown-ups, and everyone in between. Say hello to my Sugar Cookie Mocktail—a festive, cookie-flavored delight made with almond milk, agave, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar magic. It's the perfect drink for Santa to savor alongside his cookies! If you've got a bunch of little ones around this year, this mocktail is an absolute must-make for them!

The idea for this recipe struck me right after baking those Soft Oversized Crinkled Sprinkle Sugar Cookies—I just had to create a drinkable version of that cookie joy! Haha. You can even rim the glass with some crumbled cookies for an extra treat. I'm fully embracing the festive spirit, and if you love this, you'll dig my other holiday favorites like the Gingerbread Eggnog Mocktail, Grapefruit Thyme Mocktail, Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail, and the oh-so-indulgent Chocolate Peppermint Mocktail. Cheers to festive sips all around!

What I love about this sugar cookie recipe is that it's a hit with the kids (and the grown-ups adore it too!) Plus, it's ready in just 5 minutes—super quick! It's totally alcohol-free, but if you fancy, a splash can be a nice addition. This drink is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser throughout the holiday season!

Jump to:
  • It's a treat everyone can enjoy.
  • Ready in a swift 5 minutes—ideal for instant holiday cheer.
  • Versatile--- Add a touch of alcohol for an adult-approved version.
  • Adjustable sweetness!
  • An absolute crowd-pleaser throughout the holiday season!
  • It's super fun to make! 
  • You save money! You definitely save more money purchasing the ingredients and making your own servings at home.
Sugar Cookie Mocktail topped with whipped cream and sprinkles

What is A Mocktail?

So if you're sitting here thinking, what is a mocktail? Let me explain. A mocktail is like a party in a glass, minus the hangover. It's a delicious and refreshing drink that's packed with all the flavor and complexity of a traditional cocktail but without any of the alcohol.

Whether you're a designated driver, a health-conscious human, or just someone who wants to enjoy a delicious drink without the buzz, mocktails are the perfect solution.

Are Mocktails Healthy?

Mocktails can be healthy, depending on the ingredients used-- Fresh juices, herbal teas, and natural sweeteners like honey can provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, mocktails made with high-calorie syrups, sodas, and artificial flavors can be less healthy. Y'all know my mocktail menu for Orchirds & Sweet Tea I like to keep it natural and healthy. You'll enjoy the natural sweetener option even in this Sugar cookie mocktail recipe. 

Cookie drink topped with whipped cream, sprinkles.

While you may have seen this in stores, cinnamon sugar cookie spice blend is easy to find, but also easy to make. Your Sugar Cookie Mocktails will taste amazing, whichever you use.

If you do plan on making your own spice blend, you will need:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

If you have any other flavors that you like to add to your cookies, feel free to throw them in! For example, if you have a large jar of vanilla sugar, be sure to use that. If you like cloves or allspice in your cookies, add a bit of that.

This sugar cookie drink is totally customizable. For the adults, you can also add some Baileys or spiced rum to these mocktails to turn them into cocktails!

For the Mocktail:

  • Almond milk. (You can use your fave plant-based milk!) Provides a creamy base for the mocktail. Learn how to make almond milk from scratch!
  • Organic powdered sugar. Adds sweetness and dissolves easily into the drink.
  • Agave. Offers a natural sweetener with a mild taste.
  • Almond extract. Infuses a subtle nutty essence into the mocktail.
  • Vanilla extract. Adds depth and enhances the overall sweetness with its aromatic flavor.
  • Canned condensed milk: Provides richness and creaminess to the drink. Feel free to use vegan condensed milk if you want to keep it dairy-free.
  • Cinnamon sugar cookie spice blend: Elevates the mocktail with the nostalgic taste of sugar cookies! Either homemade or store-bought like the Primal Palate cinnamon sugar cookie blend works great!

Toppings:

  • Crushed ice. For serving!
  • Whipped cream. Homemade or storebought. (Opt for a vegan whipped cream if you prefer!)
  • Sugar cookie. Crushed or whole (optional) See my sugar cookie recipe here!
  • Festive sprinkles. For the rim of the glass (optional)

SHOP MY FAVORITE DRINKWARE ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES!

Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Sugar Cookie Mocktail recipe. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Can I Use Other Types of Milk?

Absolutely! If you’d like to switch things up with the type of plant-based milk that you use—–that’s totally fine! The world of plant-based milk is constantly expanding. From the classics like coconut milkcashew milk, soy milk and almond milk, we now have delicious options like oat milk, and even potato and quinoa milk.

Drink topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a sugar cookie

In a bowl, whisk together all the mocktail ingredients until combined and smooth.

To decorate the rim of glass(es): Grab your favorite 'mocktail/cocktail' glass (8 oz. or so), add festive sprinkles to the rim of the glass by slightly wetting the rim with water (or lemon juice) and then pressing slightly into the sprinkles which are laid out of a plate, swirling it a bit to ensure that they stick. Stand glass upward and let them dry for 1-2 minutes.

To serve: Add crushed ice (filling the glass halfway), followed by drink mixture (filling it close to the top), and topping with whipped cream and a freshly baked sugar cookie, if desired.

Sip and Enjoy!

Can I Make A Bigger Batch?

Yes of course! This recipe makes 2 servings, however, to make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on what you need.

Making these mocktails look extra fancy is where the fun truly begins. Here are a few of my favorite ways to get creative with toppings:

  • Cookie crumble rim--- Dip the glass rim in crushed sugar cookies for a sweet edge.
  • Cinnamon stick--- Adds a festive touch and infuses a hint of cinnamon aroma.
  • Whipped cream:---Top with a dollop of whipped cream for added creaminess.
  • Sprinkles--- Colorful sprinkles add a pop of color and look so cute!
  • Mini Sugar cookie on skewer: Skewer a mini sugar cookie and rest it on the rim.
  • Mini marshmallows--- Nothing quite says holidays like marshmallows!
Closeup of a Mocktail topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a sugar cookie
Can I make this mocktail recipe vegan-friendly?

Yes! Use coconut condensed milk, opt for vegan whipped cream, and ensure your sprinkles are vegan-friendly for a delicious vegan version.

Are there sugar substitutes I can use?

Absolutely! You can swap in alternatives like stevia, monk fruit sweetener, agave nectar, or maple syrup to suit your preferences.

Can I prepare this sugar cookie mocktail recipe in advance?

Certainly! Mix the ingredients (excluding the ice) ahead of time and refrigerate. When ready to serve, add ice and garnishes for a fresh taste.

Can I turn this mocktail into a cocktail?

Yes, easily! Add a splash of your favorite spirit like vodka, kahlua or amaretto for an adult-friendly version.

Other Drinks Recipes You'll Love

Ready to take your mocktail game to the next level? Get ready to shake things up and have some fun with these other homemade festive sips!

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If you tried this Sugar Cookie Mocktail recipe or any other recipe on my website, please please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you go in the 📝 comments below. And don't forget to tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram  and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea! I love hearing from you!

Closeup of a Sugar Cookie Mocktail topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a sugar cookie
December 15, 2021
5 from 5 votes
You can now have your cookies and drink them, too! This Sugar Cookie Mocktail is a creamy, sweet, and unique drink that highlights the delights of a freshly baked sugar cookie. This recipe only takes 5 minutes and is perfect for non-drinkers, kids, or anyone else attending your holiday festivities! Vegan option.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients

MOCKTAIL:

  • 2 cups Almond milk, room temp. (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 teaspoon organic powdered sugar
  • 2 tsps Agave
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canned condense milk
  • 2 tsps cinnamon sugar cookie spice blend (I love using Primal Palate; See Notes!)

TOPPINGS:

  • Crushed ice
  • Whipped cream, homemade or storebought
  • Sugar cookie, crushed or whole (optional)
  • Festive sprinkles, for rim of glass (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together all the mocktail ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • To decorate rim of glass(es): Grab your favorite 'mocktail/cocktail' glass (8 oz.or so), add festive sprinkles to the rim of the glass by slightly wetting the rim with water (or lemon juice) and then pressing slightly into the sprinkles which are laid out of a plate, swirling it a bit to ensure that they stick. Stand glass upward and let them dry for 1-2 minutes.
  • To serve: Add crushed ice (filling the glass halfway), followed by drink mixture (filling it close to the top), and topping with whipped cream and a freshly baked sugar, if desired.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SWEETENER: Instead of Agave syrup, you can substitute with pure maple syrup.
  • SUGAR COOKIE: If you'd like to top your mocktail with a sugar cookie, be sure to check out my recipe for these Soft Oversized Crinkled Sugar Cookie. Just reduce size of cookies to fit glasses.
  • SPICE BLEND: If you don't have the Primal Palate spice blend on hand, simply substitute with ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1035mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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