Friday, July 29, 2011

Root Beer Float Cookies

I'm known for making chocolate chip cookies.  They are my favorite....plain and simple they just are!  My children get tired of them though.  Boo!!  All three of them love root beer so this seemed like a good choice to shake things up a little.  I'd have to say that they don't really taste like a root beer float but I didn't expect them to exactly.  They're cookies..right? Not creamy vanilla ice cream and cold root beer.  They do however have a fairly strong root beer flavor.  My kiddos really liked them and appreciated the change.  I searched for awhile but couldn't find where I got the original recipe from.  I apologize for not being able to give the creator credit.

Let's Get Started:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoon root beer concentrate
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces)  white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350. Place butter and sugars in large bowl. Using electric mixer at medium speed, cream. Beat in egg. Continue to beat until mixture is fluffy. Beat in oil, milk, vanilla and root beer concentrate.

2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until combined. Fold in vanilla chips.

3. Drop 2 tablespoons of dough at a time onto ungreased cookies sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool five minutes on the cookie sheet and them remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Delicious cookies! I never thought that I could have beer in a cookie... Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have some of the concentrate somewhere-rarely use it. I have bookmarked this recipe to use it-if it has not expired. Sounds really tasty!

  3. How creative! Where in the world does one get root beer concentrate? Or did you make it!??? Love this!

  4. I found it right next to the extracts in my local grocery store. I believe that root beer concentrate is easier to find than root beer extract.