Friday, July 01, 2005

Root Beer Float Cookies

Root Beer Float Cookies (adapted from Betty Crocker)

For the dough

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup finely crushed root beer hard candies

For the glaze

1 cup confectioners' sugar
3-5 teaspoons root beer
additional crushed root beer hard candies, if desired

To prepare the dough

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined after each. Stir in the dry ingredients and crushed candies.

Drop dough using a tablespoon cookie scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 8-12 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden. Let cool for 1 minute and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

To prepare the glaze

In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough root beer to thin, making a glaze that flows well enough to drizzle. Drizzle over the cooled cookies and sprinkle with additional crushed candies, if desired.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Seriously. Delicious. Everyone who tried one loved them.

    Mine became a sticky mess though because the glaze melted in my houses humidity. I should have refrigerated them. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. holy smokes. root beer floats are the salt of life.

  3. This isn't in my MOM'S edition of Betty Crocker! (From the 70's, I think?) Holy smokes, I think I would have noticed it a long time ago if it had been. . . . I'm going to have to bookmark this.

  4. J0e--certainly will try these! You might want to try making this recipe from the Washington Post a few years ago. Strange sounding, but GREAT tasting! Rootbeer Cookies:

  5. My parents are coming for a visit next weekend, and my Dad is root beer fanatic. Will definitely be making these as a surprise treat!