Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You did what to Root Beer?


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The key to the cookies
I love cookies; they are the best food ever created. The other day I was surfing Pinterest, looking for a new cookie recipe. I came across one called Root Beer Cookies. I love root beer; it’s refreshing and goes well with ice cream. So when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. With house church coming up I decided that these cookies were needed, plus I would have a built in tasting panel to tell me what they think. These cookies were really easy to make and it only took 40 minutes tops. The hardest part of the recipe though was finding Root Beer Extract. Eventually I found the extract at Wallyworld. 

Have you ever had the grocery store sugar cookies with an inch of frosting on it, these cookies are similar to them but they taste like a root beer float.

On a side note, I haven't looked yet but I wonder what other extract flavors I could find because you could substitute that extract with the root beer extract and create that type of cookie.


Look at that layout, everything is in reach
Brown Sugar and Butter, two of my favorite things
The egg in the storm
Come on now, you know you want a beater to lick
This is the second best part of making cookies
This is the best part of making cookies...almost
just needs frosting
Here is the recipe from Pinterest; it comes from another blog called chef in training.

Root Beer Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. Root Beer extract
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

For the Frosting
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
3 tbsp. milk
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. Root Beer extract

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Add buttermilk & root beer extract, beat well
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl and beat until well combined. This is going to be loose and wetter dough. Don't be alarmed at the consistency of the dough.
  • DROP by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden in color. Remove from pan and allow to cookies to cool completely.

Frosting:
  • Cream butter
  • Add in remaining ingredients and beat well*
  • When cookies are cool, add frosting

*To make frosting thicker add more powdered sugar, to thin it out add a little more milk

That's it, it’s that easy, so go and make some cookies now!!!

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