Root Beer Float Cookies
This Root Beer Float Cookie Recipe will certainly evoke a concept of what these cookies are going to taste like. These cookies, in fact, do not use any root beer pop in them, rather they are flavored with root beer extract or concentrate. If you are wondering what that is or where to get it, in fact, you purchase in a small bottle and it should be on the grocery shelves, but if not can be found online. This extract is what is used either to make your own root beer, or you can also add a little of it to sparkling soda to make their own refreshing drink. Root beer extract is also used in sauces, syrups and on bbq dishes like beans and ribs. There is a variety of brands available. Watkins, offers one without artificial colors in it.
The cookies also have buttermilk in the recipe and produce a soft, moist cookie. They are frosted with a creamy root beer flavored butter frosting. If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can easily turn your regular milk into buttermilk with the addition of vinegar or lemon juice. The recipe calls for one cup, so you would just stir in either one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice and let the milk stand for 5-10 minutes until you see it is thickening slightly.
Drinking Root beer and having root beer floats go back decades. No doubt you all know what a float is, but just in case you are from another country reading this, it is pop with a scoop of ice cream on the top that is served with a long small spoon and a straw. It would bubble over if you were not careful when you first started to consume it! A&W is one of the most famous companies offering root beer and they still have their famous root beet floats on the menu. Root beer dates back to 1919 for the A&W brand and is caffeine-free, make with real cane sugar, and a proprietary blend of berries, bark, herbs and spices.
Now that we know all about buttermilk substitutions and root beer, lets go find out all about this featured recipe which we are sharing from the 'Six Sisters Stuff' website.
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