Friday, May 1, 2009

Fruitful Friday - Root Beer Cookies

During Grandma's visit last month, she made these cookies with the kids...and it was a HIT! So much so, the kids shared them with their friends and now the mommies have been asking for the recipe. Here you go, enjoy!!

Root Beer Cookies
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Margarine
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 tsp. Root Beer Extract (McCormick's has a concentrated version)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
Cream Butter and Margarine, Sugar. Mix in Egg and Extract. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Place dough in refrigerator and chill.

  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 4 TBSP. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Watkins Root Beer Flavoring (this brand is clear in color, allowing the frosting to remain light in color)
  • 1 lb. Powdered Sugar
Cream Butter and Cream Cheese together and add flavoring. Begin folding in Powdered Sugar. Continue to add until a nice soft spread. Store in an air-tight container.

Drop Cookie Dough in teaspoon-size balls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool and frost.

These cookies are amazing with a cup of coffee and taste best when fresh cooked. Store in an air-tight container to retain moisture.

1 comment:

breanna said...

i remember the moment i ate this apprehensive at the name of it! but then, well then i tasted it, and i GOT IT!! sooooooooooooo delish!! i'm basically scared to make them, for fear of eating every last one!