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Friday, July 31, 2009

Rootbeer Cookies

Ken and I went to Causey Reservoir for a little camping/canoeing trip for our 29th anniversary. It was so pretty and quiet!

Another great view from the canoe!

I thought these rocks looked really neat! We had just past some huge cliff ones where some boys were cliff jumping! They said the water was very cold!

My sweet hubby let me out of the canoe so I could hike some more of the trail we had found the night before.

I had to climb up through the brush to get to the trail, but it was totally worth it!

You know me, I love a good trail!

I thought the thistles were so pretty, I had to take a picture!

This is my brother in laws favorite cookie. His mother made it when he was growing up. My sister in law gave me the recipe years ago, and it became one of our favorites too! You can find the rootbeer flavoring on the baking aisle with all the other flavorings. It's the one you use to make homemade rootbeer!

Rootbeer Cookies

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons rootbeer flavoring
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda


2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 teaspoons rootbeer flavoring
2 tablespoons hot water

In a bowl whisk the flour and the soda.

In a mixer cream the butter and the sugar for 2-3 minutes. Beat in the eggs. Mix the root bear flavoring with the water and alternately add the flour with the water mixture. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. The dough will still feel really soft, but it works fine.

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Drop dough onto cookie sheets with a cookie scoop. Bake 6-8 minutes. If you don't let them cook long enough they will be to soft when they cool. Cool on wire racks.

When the cookies are cool frost.

For Frosting

Mix the rootbeer flavoring with the hot water. In a mixer beat all the ingredients until creamy.


Sharinskishe said...

I love Rootbeer Cookies! I haven't made them in a couple of years, because I tend to eat them all.

I used to make them before we moved to Saratoga Springs because my neighbor loved them too. I'd make them and then we'd have a Tea Party type fun afternoon with our little girls. It was so much fun.

Thanks for reminding me of some good times.

I hope you and your Hubby had a wonderful time together. Happy Anniversary!!


Megan said...

These sound VERY interesting. Never hear of them but...
Happy anniversary. Looks like a great way to spend the day.