Tuesday, May 18, 2010

heather's root beer cookies...

with warming weather teasing us, outdoor cooking is just around the corner! this is such a great dessert for a potluck or any other summer occasion. don't for get end of school parties! these little babies are perfect for kids!!!

{picture courtesy of cafe johnsonia}

{Heather’s Root Beer Cookies}

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup margarine

1 egg

1/2 cup water

1 tsp. root beer extract

2 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix first three ingredients. Stir in water & root beer extract. Add the rest of the dry ingredients. Refrigerate 1 hour. If dough is sticky, add a little flour. Roll into small balls & bake for 6-8 minutes. frost after completely cooled.

{root beer frosting}

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. rootbeer extract
a few tablespoons hot water

in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter until light & whipped. add powdered sugar & continue to mix until combined. add extract & enough hot water to make spreadable.


.:michelle:. said...

My kids loved these. Thank you so much for so many awesome recipes. Keep up the good work!

Shawn and Brittany said...

Is root beer concentrate and extract the same thing?

brit said...

yes shawn & brittany, you can use either one.

Anonymous said...

Where did u find the extract ?
All I can find is the concentrate

Anonymous said...

Mine turned out horrible and I followed the recipe to a T...
The cookies had NO FLAVOR and were like a cake instead of a cookie
The frosting was pitiful and was not as dark as the picture
I think the water was the problem ...
So dissatisfied