Monday, September 7, 2009

RootBeer Cookies

Okay people; last week you read about my epiphany with bread crumbs, and my questions and attempts at fresh garlic cloves. What is it this week? Brown sugar. Thats right; brown sugar. There's light brown sugar, golden brown sugar, and dark brown sugar. I never really knew the difference, of if they were interchangeable in recipes. I mean, how different could they really be?! Apparently with Rootbeer Cookies, really different! Why don't you cooking bloggie friends, tell me these things?! My husband reminded me, that nobody is perfect the first time around at something. So, if you're going to make Rootbeer Cookies, don't use DARK brown sugar like I did! They kinda came out more like brown sugar molasses cookies. Do it right, and they will be yummy! 

Rootbeer Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

¾ tsp. root beer, or extract

4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 ½ cups chopped pecans


 3 ½ cups powdered sugar

¾ cup butter, softened

3 TBL water

1 ¼ tsp. root beer or extract

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. 

Add eggs; one at a time, beating well after each egg. Beat in buttermilk and root beer.

 Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture. 

Stir in pecans.

Drop by tablespoons 3 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes; or until lightly browned.

Allow cookies to cool (see how mine came out like molasses cookies?! darn dark brown sugar!)

In a mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients

Beat until smooth. If icing isn’t thick enough; add an additional ½ cup of powdered sugar and 1/8 tsp. rootbeer

Frost cooled cookies. Looks like a little brown sugar donut hole!

Say hello to my leg and knee! Wear an apron when working with powdered sugar and flour!

This post is linked to Tempt my Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesdays


  1. Never had Root Beer cookies, but they sound and look YUMMY!!! Thanks for the recipe. Geri

  2. i really really really want one of these, right now, i wonder if i have any rb extract...

  3. They look good to me! I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. It's easy, fun and economical! Come on over and check it out.

  4. I've never heard of root beer cookies, but I bet they would be good!

  5. I've never heard of these. Very interesting!

  6. Root beer cookie. Never had one, but know I will love it! Thanks for the brown sugar fyi!

  7. Can I come over? I'll bring the milk! I did a cookbook review and hope you'll stop by. If you have time, I invite you to join in my recipe/food post exchange here: