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Root Beer Float Cookies

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So, I’m sure you have had a root beer float before, but have you ever had a cookie that tasted like a root beer float?! Because that is exactly what these sandwich cookies taste like! The cookie itself has root beer extract in it, then the filling is like a homemade Oreo filling. They are super good! It is also fun to give these to unsuspecting people and see the delight on their faces as they realize that they are eating a Root Beer Float Cookie.

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In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together soft butter, sugar, vanilla, and root beer extract.

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Stir in one egg.

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Stir in the flour and baking powder until well combined.

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Divide the dough into two parts. Leave one part in the mixer and add some brown food coloring to it. Mix well.

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Roll both of the dough parts out into logs.

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Twist them together.

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Squish the dough together so that you have a nice marbles effect.

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Roll the dough out on a powdered sugar surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shape.

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Place cut-out cookies on ungreased cookie sheets, bake at 375F for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool the cookies 2 minutes on the cookie sheets before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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While the cookies cool you can make the homemade Oreo filling. In the bowl of your electric mixer beat together shortening, vanilla, butter flavoring, and powdered sugar. Beat until well combined.

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Roll the filling out onto a powdered sugar surface. Roll to about a 1/4-inch thickness.

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Cut the filling out using the same cookie cutter that you did for the cookies.

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Now, just sandwich the filling between two cookies.

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These cookies are going to be a hit at your next summer party! Tons of root beer float flavor without the need for a freezer or frosted mugs. Of course, you might have a few people that just want to eat the homemade Oreo filling too! I’m sure you will enjoy making and eating these cookies.

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Root Beer Float Cookies
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Root Beer Float Cookies: These are a sandwich cookie with root beer extract in the cookie and a homemade Oreo filling!
Ingredients
  • For the Root Beer Cookies:
  • 1c. butter, soft
  • 1c. sugar
  • 1t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2T. root beer extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3¼c. flour
  • 2t. baking powder
  • Brown, paste food coloring
  • For the Filling:
  • 1c. vegatable shortening
  • 2t. pure vanilla extract
  • 2t. butter flavoring
  • 4c. powdered sugar
Method
  1. For the Root Beer Cookies:
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together butter, sugar, 1t. vanilla, and root beer extract.
  4. Beat in the egg.
  5. Beat in the flour and baking powder until well mixed.
  6. Divide the dough in half. Add brown food coloring to one half of the dough.
  7. Form both halves of dough into logs and twist them together. Smoosh the two colors of dough together until they are nicely marbled.
  8. Roll the dough out on a powdered sugar surface, roll dough to a ⅛-inch thickness. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter. Place cut cookies on ungreased cookies sheets.
  9. Bake at 375F for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on the pans before removing the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. For the Filling:
  11. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together all of the filling ingredients. Until well combined.
  12. Roll the filling out on a powdered sugar surface. Roll the filling to about ¼-inch thickness.
  13. Cut the filling out using the same cookie cutter as was used for the cookies.
  14. Sandwich the filling between two cookies.
  15. Store in an air tight container at room temperature, can be frozen for later use.

Original Recipe By: Rilla Banks (A.K.A. Epic Sweet)

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