These cookies are from Stew's childhood. Stew's friend's mom used make root beer cookies for them, and he got the recipe from her a few years ago. A few months ago he found the recipe when he was going through some papers, so we bought some root beer extract that sat in a cupboard. Last night, we finally decided to make them. They were pretty good warm, but the next day they are absolutely delicious!! Soft and slightly chewy, and a great root beer flavor that doesn't over power the "cookie" flavor. A nice change from regular cookies!
The recipe we used hardly had any directions, so we did them like most cookies (I've included my directions in the recipe).
Root Beer Cookies
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 tsp lemon juice filled to 1/4 cup with milk)
1 tsp root beer extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 400º. Beat brown sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in egg, then add buttermilk, flour, root beer extract, baking soda and salt; beat until smooth. Spoon onto baking sheet lined with silicone liner and bake for 12–14 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5–10 minutes before removing to cooling rack. Top with root beer glaze (recipe follows).
Root Beer Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp root beer extract
2 Tbsp hot water
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Spoon onto cookies.
Try these next time you don't know what dessert to make! You won't be disappointed!
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: : UPDATE 5-16-10: We decided we like these cookies best from the fridge! Try it!