Root Beer Float Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon root beer concentrate
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon root beer concentrate
- 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and root beer concentrate. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- 2. Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- 3. In a small bowl, beat the filling ingredients until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Package cookies in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed paper and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in a single layer before filling.
1 cookie: 118 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Root Beer Float Cookies
"I really wanted to like these but found the amount of root beer flavor and aftertaste overpowering. Perhaps they would improve with a different brand of root beer extract. I used vanilla flavoring or the filling instead to keep it white and would also suggest flattening the cookies before baking."
"I rolled the dough out to make cutouts. I found a cookie cutter in the shape of a Soda Glass which worked out just great. I put the frosting on top to look like foam from the Root Beer. They were an absolute with kids as well as adults. Taste like you were having a Root Beer Float!"
"Silkiepearls, I bought mine recently at Walmart. It is Watkins brand and it is in the same section with the vanilla extract, etc."
"where do you find root beer concentrate or extract?"
"I've made a number of Taste of Home recipes. I've wanted to try this one for a long time. Today, I finally did. I really like them.One thing I do not quite understand is the photo shows the filling as white. My filling was brown. I used Zatarain's root beer concentrate. Are there root beer concentrates that are lighter in colour?BTW - I made 22 cookie sandwiches with the recipe.."
"I agree with nanadean1 about the filling. The cookie has a great root beer flavor but there is no "float" to it. A vanilla filling would provide it. The cookie must be very small to get 30 portions. I only got 14 cookies that measured 2 1/2 inches which is a nice cookie size. Overall great flavor and texture. Thank you."
"These cookies were a very nice dainty treat to have around the house. Flattening them before or in the middle of the set cooking time would defiantly be something I will do next time to aid in appearance. They end up quite fluffy. Overall, they were fantastic!I used soda stream root beer syrup instead of extract. It works just as well!"
"I just have a question. Can rootbeer extract be used in place of the concentrate?"
"I made this recipe yesterday. It turned out very good. The only thing I would recomend is to flatten the cookies before baking... Mine were a little more puffier than the picture... The texture was good and I made no changes..."
"Made these for the kids and staff at a summer camp and couldn't make enough of them!! Used root beer syrup from Williams Sonoma stores! A definite hit!!"
"Loved the root beer flavor and found the root beer concentrate right the others said it was. My question: why does the filling look white in the picture? Adding the root beer concentrate makes it a dark brown. Should it be vanilla instead?"
"Really enjoyed this recipe. Made it just as the recipe is written. Might add a touch more of flour next time, but we found this recipe a nice new favorite."
"Fantastic recipe! I shared them with friends and most of them said they could eat the whole plate!!"
"Thank you sbdietz. I found it today at Walmart. Amazon also sells it, but I was in a hurry. Gonna try them this weekend and let you all know how they turn out."
"I found root beer concentrate in the baking section of my Super Walmart (the one that stocks groceries) -- right next to the vanilla. Haven't made the cookies yet, tho."
"Also wondering where to buy root beer concentrate? Wal-Mart? Can't wait to try the recipe."
"Haven't tried them yet! They sound yummy. Where do I purchase Root Beer Concentrate?"
"This is a very good recipe. My husband said its his new favorite. I will share some with my co-workers."
"Makes about 15 reasonable sized servings. Very popular at my house. Definite make again."