Root Beer Float Cookies
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Great cookie!! Soft and chewy and had a nice root beer flavor. I flattened the cookie a bit before baking and they turned out perfect.
These were pretty good, but I did follow some of the other reviews. I flattened the cookies half way through baking. For the cream filing I did 1/4 teaspoon of root beer extract and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla, so the root beer flavor wouldn't be too much. I will make these again, but I think instead of doing a sandwich cookie, I will just frost one half then it's not so much.
My husband loved these cookies. Will be making again soon for friends.
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!