Monday, March 19, 2012

Root Beer Cookies

Hello, friends!

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
2 eggs
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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  1. These look super delicious!  Going to try to make them gluten free, and will definitely link up!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  2. Danielle @ Blossom BunkhouseMonday, March 19, 2012

    Yum, these look so delicious.  My kids love root beer so I'm gonna be on the hunt for root beer extract. 
    Danielle @ Blossom Bunkhouse

  3. Uau! looks like so good!!!

  4. Lisa @ Flour Me With LoveMonday, March 19, 2012

    This sounds delicious!   I'd love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  5. Suzanne (from And My House...)Monday, March 19, 2012

    I'm afraid I'll like these too much! Hey Steph, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog, love for you to enter! 

  6. Family would die over these!!  They are all rootbeer lovers :)

  7. Wow, wonderful cookies!  I have passed on the Liebster Award to you & your blog.  Go to my blog for more details:

  8. oh my-these look so yummy!

  9. Kristin@Gratefulbellly.comWednesday, March 21, 2012

    I have to try these, my kids love Root Beer!  I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my new blog and follow, too.  My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday night.  I'd love to have you share this!

  10. Mmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Can't wait to make these.

  11. Hi Steph, So glad you decided to post this! I love rootbeer and soooo need to make these. I pinned them to save for later (But not too much later). Found you on HOH! Have a good weekend!

  12. These look amazing!  I have never heard of Root Beer cookies.  I am going to ahve to try these!  I would love for you to share at my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party!

  13. This is totally original - I've never heard of this anywhere!  I will be trying this recipe - thank you!
    I'm your newest follower through "52 Mantels blog hop".
    If you get a chance - please checkout my blog:

  14. Wow, these just got pinned so I remember them for a future Cookie Time Tuesday on my Blog!  Great recipe and photos!

  15. 2yellowbirdsdecorThursday, March 22, 2012

    These sound Amazing!! I love root beer so I am totally going to try these out!! YUM! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  16. I have been wanting to try baking with root beer forever! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  17. Stephanie McGrewFriday, March 23, 2012

    Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

  18. Randi-Dukes and DuchessesSaturday, March 24, 2012

    Those sound so fun ... I promised my kids I'd make homemade cookies every month this year and I'm adding these to the list.  Thanks for sharing ... I'm pinning the recipe.

  19. Kari WisenbakerSunday, March 25, 2012

    These look delicious!  Visiting from  - thanks for sharing the recipe - I'm going to try it for sure! 

  20. Mmmmmmmmm!!  

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Tuesday party at Jillify It!  Hope to see you again on Tuesday!


  21. Those looks just delicious! And I LOVE root beer! Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    Must try these!

  22. Featured you today - stop by and see!  Grab a button while you are there! Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  23. Hmm!  I'm intrigued!  I've never heard of root beer cookies before, but they sure sound {and look} tasty!  Can I come over and try one?  Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  24. Oh my gosh! Never had those! they sound fabulous!
    One Chatty Chic

  25. These are being featured tomorrow on One Artsy Mama!

  26. You can get the rootbeer extract from Watkins here is my website

  27. Shame. This sounds amazing, and they look amazing. And I love Root Beer!
    Well, I'm from Germany and here I have never seen (even in specialty stores) something like Root Beer extract.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to substitute or how to doze the ingrediends when taking actual root beer?
    I don't think the taste would be very strong. Hm.


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