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Root Beer Float Cookies are a delicious and fun cookie. Perfect for your party tray. These easy drop cookies have a delicious and unique root beer flavor everyone is sure to love. 

Our blog Friend Amy Gagnon says “Oh my goodness!!!!! The first cookies just came out of the oven and are cool enough to sample…….oh my goodness!!!!

THEY ARE SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be making another batch for the end of the school year party, the kindergarten kids are sure to love these!”

Root Beer Float Cookies-stacked

Root Beer Float Cookies are made with root beer concentrate.

Sometimes Serendipity happens. This Root Beer Float Cookies recipe was generously gifted to us by our Reader, Miss Karen. Miss Karen lives over 6,000 feet up in the Colorado Mountains.

We got to know each other over my Irish Oat Bread Recipe . I discovered it’s quite the challenge to be a high altitude bread baker. Karen added her adjustments to the recipe for others that live way up high in the sky.

Root Beer Float Cookies on a party tray.

Root Beer Float Cookies look great on a party tray and will definitely spark interest. They are amazingly flavorful and well balanced. So good!

And then Karen told me about her cookbook in process! She kindly offered several of her recipes to us. I’m absolutely thrilled to share them with you. Keep your eye out for more of Karen’s fabulous dishes.

I made these Root Beer Float Cookies with Kayti in her gorgeous candy apple red KitchenAid. Such a pretty mixer.

We both agreed these cookies will disappear off a party tray fast. Three year old Ellie kept coming back for more after she was allowed taste tester rights. She loved that job!

The instructions for this recipe are for mixing by hand.

If you are using a stand mixer this recipe is simple to do on low or medium speeds. Just stop the mixer often when adding the dry ingredients so you don’t get a face full of flour dust.

And you don’t want to over mix it either. Cookies are all about “until just combined”. Hand mixing works great for these cookies if you have a bit of muscle.

Cherry Red Kitchen Aid making root beer float cookies

Kayti’s Cherry Red Kitchen Aid hard at work

This recipe makes a lot of cookies. We had almost four dozen 2 inch cookies.

If you love root beer these cookies need to go to your house. 

Three Root Beer Cookies on a plate

Root Beer Cookies are wonderful for root beer lovers!

Author Miss Karen says….

“I think this should be my recipe of the year for 2015…
The only thing missing is the straw!”

Root Beer Float Cookies-Pin Image

Root beer float cookies are a fun take on the classic ice cream treat. Soft, chewy and tastes just like a root beer float. These are a fun kids party cookie. #rootbeerfloat #cookie #recipe #forkids #party #howto #best #chewy

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Root Beer Float Cookies Recipe Tips:

This is a very easy drop cookie recipe. the ONLY tricky part is this.  You need to find the Root Beer Float CONCENTRATE. NOT root beer extract.

Karen Recommends Watkins Root Beer Concentrate. She finds it at Walmart. If you can’t find it in your local stores(I couldn’t) order McCormicks 2 oz. Root Beer Concentrate on Amazon.

That’s what I did and it worked great. SO worth it to get that perfect root beer flavor.

Karen tip: The white chocolate chips should have a high percentage of cocoa butter (like the first or second ingredient) Karen prefers Trader Joe’s mini white chips or King Arthur Flour’s chips.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cream the butter and the sugars. We used a kitchen aid stand mixer on medium low. A large wooden spoon and bowl or electric hand mixer will work well too.
  3. Add the egg and beat (Or whisk)until fluffy.
  4. Add the milk, vanilla extract and root beer concentrate.
  5. In a medium bowl Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet batter until thoroughly combined.
  7. Stir in the white chocolate chips. I use Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips
  8. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on parchment (or silicone mat) lined cookie sheets. (I like to use an ice cream scoop for even size)

    Root Beer Float Cookie dough balls on parchment.

    Root Beer Float Cookie dough balls on parchment or silpats for easy removal after baking.

  9. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until just set. Amy Says she baked hers for 11 minutes 30 seconds. FYI: Not every oven is the same so watch your first batch until you have the timing right for your oven!
  10. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.

    Root Beer Float Cookies

    Root Beer Float Cookies fresh out of the oven. Cool five minutes then eat!

Root Beer Float Cookies-pin image

Root beer float cookies are a fun take on the classic ice cream treat. Soft, chewy and tastes just like a root beer float. These are a fun kids party cookie.
#rootbeerfloat #cookie #recipe #forkids #party #howto #best #chewy

 

Your Printable Recipe:

Root Beer Float Cookies-stacked
Yield: 36 cookies

Root Beer Float Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
cooling time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Delicious Root Beer Float Cookies. The only thing missing from this scrumptious treat is the straw!

Ingredients

  • 1 CUP BUTTER, at room temp
  • 1 CUP SUGAR
  • 1 CUP BROWN SUGAR
  • 1 LARGE EGG
  • 2 TBSP.MILK
  • 1 TBSP + 2 tsp. ROOT BEER CONCENTRATE, NOT extract
  • 1 tsp. VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 3 CUPS FLOUR
  • 1 tsp. CREAM of TARTAR
  • 1 tsp. BAKING SODA
  • 1 ½ CUPS WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cream the butter and the sugars.
  3. Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add the milk, vanilla extract and root beer concentrate.
  5. Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet batter until thoroughly combined.
  7. Stir in the White Chocolate chips until mixed.
  8. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until just set.
  10. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes.

Notes

From Karen 

"I think this should be my recipe of the year for 2015…

The only thing missing is the straw!"

Karen Recommends Watkins Root Beer Concentrate. She finds it at Walmart. If you can't find it in your local stores(I couldn't) order McCormicks 2 oz. Root Beer Concentrate on Amazon. That's what I did and it worked great. SO worth it to get that perfect root beer flavor.

Karen tip: The white chocolate chips should have a high percentage of cocoa butter (like the first or second ingredient) Karen prefers Trader Joe's mini white chips or King Arthur Flour's chips.

 

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 86mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 2g

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Virginia

Thursday 24th of December 2020

What is Root Beer Consentrate?

Diane

Thursday 24th of December 2020

Hi Virginia, Here is an Amazon link to root beer concentrate. It is what you want to make these cookies and have a good result. You may be able to find it in the stores. It is NOT the extract. Concentrate will give you a better flavor in these cookies. Happy holidays!

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