Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Modern Day Root Beer Cookies

Modern Day Root Beer Cookies

When Jane, in Shannon Hale's Austenland, is immersed by the regency era romantic setting that she always dreamed of, she is pulled between her fantasy and reality. A quick root beer drinking fling with the "gardener" is just what she needs to ground her and help her see what she really wants. Root beer stars in this cookie recipe that will remind you of summertime root beer floats.

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon root beer extract
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped


4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons root beer extract

Cream butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Add the eggs, buttermilk and 1/2 teaspoon root beer extract. Add the flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.  Stir in walnuts.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Place on a wire rack to cool. 

Combine the frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Frost the cooled cookies and watch them disappear! Yields about 5 dozen cookies. 

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