Root Beer Frosted Float Cookies

"You will not believe how good these are! If you tell no one what they are, they will completely be devoured while the whole time you hear "What is in these? Cinnamon? Chocolate? Molasses?" Then you tell them exactly what they are and you are guaranteed "Oh my gosh, you're right! That's it! It's root beer!" Then what always comes next is "I need this recipe!!!" So, because I'm sick of handing out the recipe, here it is for everyone. *Root Beer Extract/Concentrate is often hard to find, but you can order it online from Zatarains if you can't find it by all the other extracts in your grocery store."
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Ready In:
4 dozen




  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Lightly grease cookie sheets and set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, eggs, root beer extract and vanilla.
  • Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • For Frosting:

  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Beat at low speed until well combined and smooth.
  • Spread frosting evenly on cookies and allow to dry completely before storing.

Questions & Replies

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  1. jrbm1955
    tis question is for anyone, if you use parchment paper do you still have to grease the cookie sheets


  1. Bonnie G #2
    Autism Mommy, this is one great cookie. So differant from the usual ones found on so many Christmas trays. Easy to follow directions and soooo good, couldn't keep DH out of them so finally had to hide them away so that there'd be some left for the cookie trays. I just know these will be a great hit with kids and adults alike. Thanks for a recipe that is bound to be a favorite around this house. Just an update, these where the hit of the cookie tray - everyone was trying to figure out what that extra something was and asking for the recipe.
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  3. tarry_hewitt
    There should be a law! 6 cups of sugar in 48 cookies! Really! I wouldn't make these cookies for anyone, let alone children I love!
  4. my3toad
    Made these to take to church and was totally disappointed with them. They left an after taste that wasn't pleasing. I agree that they tasted a lot like flour with a bit of root beer flavour after you chewed them for a bit. Hubby and daughter tried them and both gave them a thumbs down. Needless to say they didn't make it to church. Not going to try these again.
  5. Red Over Red
    Tried these on a whim... jury is still out. The cookies just tasted like flour to me, and the frosting tasted like... powdered sugar. Maybe my taste buds aren't sensitive enough. They definitely weren't the worst cookies I've ever had, but they weren't the best either.


I'm a very busy mother of two, 1 of them being autistic, hence the name "autism mommy". Cooking is my passion, I absolutely love it and am always looking for new recipes. When my son wakes around 2 a.m. because of the autism, I often start cooking so that I don't kill him!!! His school knows when he hasn't slept because there are always goodies waiting for them still warm from the oven first thing in the morning!!!<img src="" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
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