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Root Beer Float Cookies

Root Beer Float Cookies

Something I love about baking/decorating treats is the ability find inspiration from everywhere. Maybe it’s a cool color scheme for a party, an adorable card animation turned into cookies, or a unique flavor adapted from a local restaurant…I find inspiration just about everywhere I go! There is always something to be inspired by. The inspiration for these root beer float cookies actually came from store bought Root Beer Float Nabisco cookies! When I saw them in the commissary one day I was like – whoa…no way! Not only because I LOVE root beer floats, but because I enjoy unique treats and…I like to believe that large companies have began producing such fun and creative flavors thanks to our lovely bloggers who fill our social media with brave baking adventures!

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So of course I just had to take some home and try them out, you know for the sake of research ;). I can’t deny it, they were pretty awesome! Soft and chewy like I love, and definitely delivered a root beer flavor! I liked them so much, I just had to create some of my own! After all they aren’t going to be on the shelves forever ;). Mine ended up quiet a bit different then theirs of course, as I added my own little tweaks. But I was happy to get two thumbs up from my taste testers, who concluded they actually liked them better! Shhhhh….

I started with a simple drop cookies infused with root beer extract so you could taste the root beer right in the cookie! Then I mixed in white chocolate chips which really make the “float” flavor (root beer + vanilla) and to give them a little more root beer kick and something fun I added in some root beer Jelly Bellies! The end result was awesome. A soft chewy cookie filled with root beer float goodness, these may just be my new FAV cookies. Maybe even THE FAV cookie!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
3/4 Brown Sugar
1/2 Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 Tbsp. Root Beer Extract
3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup Root Beer Jelly Bellies Cut In Half

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder, set aside.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add in egg and beat until combined. Add in root beer extract, mix until combined.

Root Beer Float Cookies

Step 3: Slowly add in flour/baking powder until fully combined. Using a spatula, mix in white chocolate chips and root beer Jelly Bellies. (I like to save a little bit of each to push into the top of each cookie before baking)

Root Beer Float Cookies

Step 4: Using a spoon drop cookies onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet IF you would like more “cleaner” circular cookies roll into balls and press down SLIGHTLY with the bottom of a clean cup. (this is where I added the additional white chocolate chips and Jelly Bellies to the top so they would show when baked)

Step 5: Place tray with unbaked cookies in freezer for 2 minutes to chill. Then bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Once done, allow cookies to rest on pan for a minute or two then carefully slide parchment paper and all onto a cooling rack.

These cookies were seriously great right from the oven! I found I liked them best just after baking, as the root beer flavor was very strong and the Jelly Bellies were warm and chewy! Promise me – you guys will try these right?! Can’t wait to hear your results!

Root Beer Float Cookies

Now who counted how many times I just said root beer? Whew!

Root Beer Float Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Root Beer Extract
  • 3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 3/4 Cup Root Beer Jelly Bellies Cut In Half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add in egg and beat until combined. Add in root beer extract, mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add in flour/baking powder until fully combined. Using a spatula, mix in white chocolate chips and root beer Jelly Bellies. (I like to save a little bit of each to push into the top of each cookie before baking)
  4. Using a spoon drop cookies onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet IF you would like more “cleaner” circular cookies roll into balls and press down SLIGHTLY with the bottom of a clean cup. (this is where I added the additional white chocolate chips and Jelly Bellies to the top so they would show when baked)
  5. Place tray with unbaked cookies in freezer for 2 minutes to chill. Then bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Once done, allow cookies to rest on pan for a minute or two then carefully slide parchment paper and all onto a cooling rack.
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Comments

  1. I need to find some root beer extract and root beer jelly beans so I can make these! YUM!

  2. root beer is a great idea! unique flavor.

  3. What a great idea! Love it!

  4. These sound yummy. I like the addition of the jelly bellies. Sounds different and fun!