I have been wanting to make root beer cookies for such a long time and finally, I made them!! My local cake shop was always out of root beer extract so I didn’t want to make any cookies until I had root beer extract.
Tips on How to Make Root Beer Cookies
- Use the mini ice cream scoop in shaping your cookies. You will have uniform-sized cookies each time.
- Be careful to give each of the cookie dough enough space on the baking mats or baking sheets. This would ensure that they won’t stick together after baking, thus giving you a hard time in separating them.
- Vanilla beans or pods if available, are an amazing substitute to vanilla extract. It is a bit pricey but take advantage and use it when you have them.
- Sift, sift, sift! Do this to all of your dry ingredients like baking soda, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. You will see how smooth your dough will be when you sift your dry ingredients carefully before mixing them together.
- To keep this recipe budget friendly use root beer instead of root beer extract
How to Make Root Beer Cookies:
Before starting off with the recipe, it is best to preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease cookie sheets or pans if they are not the non-stick kind.
In a large bowl, add butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar:
Mix until light and fluffy:
Add egg, vanilla extract and continue mixing:
In a medium-size bowl add flour, salt, and baking soda:
Using a hand-held mixer, or a stand mixer, thoroughly mix it until smooth and well-combined:
Add root beer and mix until everything is combined:
Fun Fact: Rootbeer is not a beer, thus it is not alcoholic in any way. It is just soda with a very slight aftertaste of beer.
Now it’s time to add the flour mixture and mix until well combined, then add chocolate chips:
Use a mini ice cream scoop to make evenly sized cookie dough:
Place them in pre-greased baking mats/pans and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown:
Tadaaa! I can smell such a delicious aroma at this point, but I can’t eat them yet!
Let the cookies cool down in a wire rack for five minutes:
Can you see how big my first bite was?!? That’s how good this cookie tastes!
Who would have thought adding soda to cookies would make them taste AMAZING!! If you are a fan of cookies, this is definitely a must try because these cookies were soft and chewy and it actually reminded me of Mrs. Fields Cookies! You only need 6 tablespoons so just purchase the small bottle, I purchased 1 liter of root beer and now it’s sitting on my table. My family and I don’t drink soda, so I’m going to have to bring it to work or school.
If you guys try this recipe, let me know how it turns out!!
Here’s a step by step video if you’d like more guidance and the full recipe is below the video!
More Cookie Recipes that are Easy to Make:
Root Beer Cookies
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 stick butter softened (½ cup)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons Root Beer or 1 drop Root Beer Extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease cookie sheets.
- In a medium size bowl add flour, salt, baking soda and mix.
- In a large bowl, add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and continue mixing. Add root beer and mix until everything is combined. Then add flour mixture and mix until well combined, then add chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
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