Well, I took a week off blogging & had a nice little breather. My posts may continue to be touch & go in the next few weeks, so thanks for going with the flow. :)
While I had my aforementioned breather, I had a chance to do some baking; trying some new recipes as well as pulling out a few oldies that needed to be dusted off.
This is one such recipe.
Who doesn't like root beer? Well, I guess that could be a silly question since I didn't like it as a kid.
I had a sip of a friend's as a teenager & wondered, "What was I thinking, not liking this?!"
Thus began an adulthood enjoyment of my favourite flavour of pop (or soda for my American friends).
And when you can combine the flavour of your favourite beverage with a favourite type of food, life gets just a little bit better.
Root Beer Cookies with Root Beer Frosting
makes 3 dozen large cookies
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. root beer extract or concentrate (I found mine at the Bulk Barn. Check natural or specialty food stores.)
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375º.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter & brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in buttermilk & root beer extract.
Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375º for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
3 1/2 cups icing sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. root beer extract or concentrate
In a mixing bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Beat until smooth.
Frost cooled cookies.
Enjoy with a cold root beer on the side! YUM!
Enjoy your day!
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