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Root Beer Float Cookie Recipe


One of the most classic and best-loved desserts of summer is the root beer float. It is popular at ice cream parlors, drive ins, and fast food restaurants. The ingredients are simple: chilled root beer and ice cream; itís a quick and easy dessert to make at home. Root Beer Floats, however, arenít practical for picnics and other outdoor gatherings away from a freezer. These Root Beer Float Cookies capture the flavor of root beer and the creaminess of ice cream in a cookie, with absolutely no danger of melting. The main problem Iíve found, especially with my testers Ė husband, kids, and grandkids - is the fact that these cookies are addicting and disappear very quickly.
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A small scoop is a real timesaver when making these cookies, and they come out much more uniform; alternately they can be dropped onto the baking sheets in the traditional way with two teaspoons. Root beer extract is found in most grocery stores on the spice aisle next to the vanilla. It can also be ordered much cheaper on-line.

6 dozen cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons root beer extract
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
3-6 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoons root beer extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350į.

  2. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray.

  3. Cream the sugars and butter in the large bowl of a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and root beer extract.

  5. Beat the mixture at medium speed until well blended.

  6. Turn the mixer to low and add the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  7. Mix until well-combined.

  8. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets; itís easiest to use a scoop.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until set and lightly browned on the bottoms.

  10. Transfer to cooling racks and cool thoroughly.

  11. Mix the powdered sugar, butter, root beer extract, and enough whipping cream to make a smooth glaze. It should be thick enough that it doesnít run completely off the cookies, but soft enough that it coats the top.

  12. Let sit on the racks until the glaze has set.

  13. Store in an airtight container.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 31
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 36% Protein 5% Carb. 60%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 1 g

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 1%

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