By KitchenCraftsnMore on March 24, 2003
Photo by knobbyknee
Photo by knobbyknee
"Oh yeah, baby! Your favorite childhood drink in a cookie form! A great novelty cookie, especially good for root beer lovers (like moi!)"
Serving Size: 1 (1536 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"What a fun cookie! I halved the recipe and still ended up with alot! I served these at my ladies Bible study group and they were devoured in no time! Everyone loved the fact that they were so different for the ordinary. The cookies held their "drop" shape while they baked, so if you are planning to ice them I would recommend rolling them into balls and flattening slightly. However these cookies are super even without the added icing! Thanks for sharing this fun treat!"
"These cookies are very good. Soft and chewy the way a good cookie should be.:) The only thing I would say is to make a double batch of the frosting. One batch did not quite cover all and with double you can put on a little extra. Very yummy."
"What a delicious, unexpected flavor! Zatarains makes root beer extract and sells it online for much less than other vendors, so I ordered some for this recipe and am I ever glad I did! Mine ended up crisp, but as Pamela said they do hold their drop shape unless you flatten them out... we enjoyed them as is. I actually tripled the frosting recipe in order to cover all of the cookies, and boy are they delicious. I can't wait to share them with others and get their reaction... the flavor is such a wonderful surprise! Thanks so much for this outstanding recipe!!! Dianne"
"I took these to a family gathering and they were as big a hit with the adults as with the kids. I will definitely make these again and again. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Kudos for an original idea! Very easy to prepare. I purchased root beer extract through Watkins products--I like their quality. I would also recommend doubling the icing recipe---I really had to scrape the bowl to get all the cookies frosted.
I took a chance in making these cookies, as I wasn't sure how many family members are root beer fans (I know my son is). I think you may have to let folks know ahead of time that these are root beer-flavored. The brain can make some pretty strange associations when it doesn't have all the information needed, and when my husband, daughter and son tried to guess the flavor, they came up with Pepto-Bismol and cough syrup (Why would anyone make a dessert with those flavors?--lol). I told them it was root beer, and they all said "OH YEAH!" I made the cookies yesterday (full recipe), and they are already half gone.
P.S: I also use the root beer extract in the sauce when making pulled pork."
"What a wonderful idea! My first batch was half the recipe and I used McCormicks Root Beer Concentrate. Soft and yummy!!!!! With the second batch, I used the entire recipe and was able to find Old Hickory Brand Root Beer Extract. Not as much flavor as before AND the color was horrible, the frosting is the color of wet cement. Taste is ok, but still prefer the root beer concentrate. Thanks so much for such a unique cookie. jarsmm101 "
"I have to revamp my original rating of three stars. I froze them and I now find that they seemed to have picked up the root beer flavour. "
"Refreshingly different and scrumptious! I made exactly 5 dozen cookies (60) and I did have to double the frosting for them all. Lovely to find something so unique. Thanks."
"Awesome!! I love the uniqueness of the recipe & the flavour, too. Cookies are nice & moist & fancied up with the frosting. I just used skim milk in place of the buttermilk & half & half and still found the cookies to be rich enough. I also had to double the frosting to do all the cookies."
"I added these cookies to my Christmas cookie list this year but they are coming back off. It's just weird. Doesn't taste like a root beer float to me. No one in my family liked them."
"pretty good cookies. may use a little less root beer extract next time."
"These got mixed reviews from everyone who tried them. Not a "do again" in our house. Sounded interesting."
"So easy, so delicious. I served these to a "root beer afficionado" and he loved them, too. They really do taste just like a root beer float! Thanks so much for sharing!"
"These were wonderful, everyone raved about them. I did halve the recipe and did the milk/lemon juice trick instead of the the buttermilk. I also did Recipe #95365 instead of the frosting. These have become a favorite among my family, I'll definitely return to these again and again."
"Everyone enjoyed these. Majority preferred with frosting. One person preferred without frosting; said it was too strong of root beer flavor."
"I made a quarter of the recipe since I'm the only one in my house who likes root beer. My mother, who does not like root beer, ate one and said it tasted like root beer; success! Now i just have to figure out what to do with the rest of the bottle of extract..."
"Great!!! Use 1/2 table spoon of white vinegar in 1/2 cup of milk to make 1/2 cup buttermilk. We also doubled the icing recipt."
"The kids picked this recipe for lunchbox cookies on the first day of school and loved them! The frosting really makes the cookie. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"I made the cookies last night, frosted them this morning. I used a medium scoop from Pampered Chef and the recipe made just over 3 dozen cookies. The flattened out just find during baking to a perfect round cookie shape. I couldn't find root beer extract so used concentrate. From what I could find on the internet it's the same thing. I followed the other reviewers' advice and doubled the frosting recipe and had just a little left over. The smell is wonderful. The frosting really adds that rootbeer float flavor to the cookie. I think I'm going to experiment and see what other soda flavors I can come up with. Orange crush and lemon-lime are fighting to be first in the revision category."
"I halved the recipe and got 36 cookies. I also didn't have any butter so I substituted margarine. Let me just say AMAZING! I just got done with the last cookie sheet and they're half gone!"