Friday, July 3, 2009

Root Beer Float Cookies - recipe

I don't normally post recipes on this blog, but this was requested. This is my new favorite cookie! My daughter made these for the Fro Patro picnic and also sold them at a local homeschool book sale. Enjoy!

Root Beer Float Cookies

Servings: Makes 3-4 dozen

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely crushed root beer-flavored hard candies (about 10 candies)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
2 eggs

Root Beer Glaze - 1 cup powdered sugar, 4-5 tsp root beer

Heat oven to 350°. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except Root Beer Glaze and additional crushed candy.

On cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart. (We rolled the dough into balls and flattened them a bit.)

Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Root Beer Glaze - mix powdered sugar and root beer or milk together until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Sprinkle with additional candies.

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