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root beer float cookies

 

I drank ate my first root beer float in kindergarten. The PTA organized a “Field Day” every June with at least 10 outdoor stations, including a water balloon toss, hula hoop contest, and summer snacks. For the hungry kids, they sliced up juicy watermelon and scooped up root beer floats.  

 

I grabbed the small plastic cup with the biggest scoop of vanilla ice cream and smiled at the blonde mom behind the table as she handed me a…

 

Straw.

 

Yes, a straw. How in the world is vanilla ice cream supposed to fit through a straw??

 

So I slurped up all the soda through that pink bendy straw before squashing the plastic cup between my fingers to make the ice cream pop out the top. It smeared across my nose and chin as I licked it up, but I always knew to ask for a spoon after that!

 

Yet these “root beer floats” are even better. Just pick one up and take a bite—no utensil confusion at all!

 

root beer float cookies

 

Root Beer Float Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Root Beer Float Cookies

These taste just like the drink, but in a not-so-messy cookie form! They’re so addicting that you might want to consider making a double batch…

8 jumbo marshmallows
1½ c all-purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, softened
½ c light brown sugar
2 egg whites
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¾ tsp root beer concentrate

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice each marshmallow horizontally into thirds, resulting in three circles from each.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add in the egg whites, vanilla, and root beer concentrate, mixing well. Gradually add in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
  3. Divide the cookie dough evenly into 24 pieces, and roll each into a ball. Flatted the ball slightly until approximately 1¾” wide, or just slightly wider than the diameter of a jumbo marshmallow. Place onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake the cookies at 350° for 11 minutes. Remove from the oven, and place a marshmallow circle in the center of each. Bake at 350° for another 2 minutes, or until the marshmallows begin to soften and melt. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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root beer float cookies

 

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Comments

  1. what katie's baking says on April 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    these look great! i looove root beer floats and these look even better!

    • foods for the soul says on April 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks! These are a lot easier to eat — and cuter too, I think!

  2. Lidia says on April 10, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Wow! How cool is that? Where would I find root beer concentrate?

    • foods for the soul says on April 10, 2013 at 10:51 am

      I actually found mine at Walmart! It was McCormick brand, so I think almost any grocery store would carry it. (At least if you’re in the US; I can’t vouch for other countries’ stores!)

      • Louise says on April 17, 2013 at 8:46 am

        Surprisingly, Walmart’s probably your best chance of locating root beer concentrate. I live near Penna. Dutch country where birch beer and root beer are prevalent, but I can’t find concentrate in many grocery stores. :-) I make root beer cookies and I’ll have to try your recipe with marshmallows. I use Hershey’s Vanilla Chips in mine.

        • foods for the soul says on April 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

          It is strange how Walmart carries more extracts than many grocery stores! Vanilla chips sound like a fun and delicious idea too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. citronzest says on April 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    This is a seriously cool idea! Very inventive and sounds tasty!

    • foods for the soul says on April 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks! I was really excited that it worked out exactly as I imagined in my head. I was giddier than a little kid when I ate the first one!

  4. Jordan says on June 13, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Great recipe! I wanted to let you know I featured you here http://www.recipechatter.com/recipes-using-soda

    Have a great day!

    • Amy says on June 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you Jordan; that’s really sweet of you to include my cookies in your round-up! :)

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