Enjoy a favorite summer drink in cookie form with these sweet, chewy root beer float cookies!
I like to mash the things I love together.
Whether it’s cinnamon bun wraps or Earl Grey granola or banana split oatmeal, I don’t like to keep my favorite flavors where they belong– I like to spread them around! I love root beer floats, and I’m basically Cookie Monster, so root beer float cookies? Total no-brainer for me.
Despite my best efforts, though, it doesn’t always work out when I try to force two of my favorites into one tidy package: I’ve tried many different things that resisted all of my attempts to bring them together, and I didn’t know which way this idea would go– but these cookies are a winner! It’s unexpected and fun to experience the lovely root beer taste in a soft, chewy cookie, and the white chocolate chips work well to mimic vanilla ice cream. It marries the best of both worlds into one yummy dessert!
- 1½ cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons root beer extract
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350° and grease baking sheets with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk, oil, vanilla extract, and root beer extract.
- Pour wet into dry and mix until dough forms.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the baking sheets and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 8 minutes and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 2-3 more before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies are vegan with the appropriate white chocolate chips.
- Currently reading: The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church
- The Olympics are nearly upon us! When I was a teenager, my life pretty much stopped for two weeks to watch every single thing I could. I’m not quite so intense in my Olympics-watching now, but I’m sure I’ll still catch a fair bit of it. Do you prefer the Summer or Winter Games? I was always a Summer Olympics girl, myself.
- I’m particularly excited for the gymnastics. When I was in elementary school, I was absolutely obsessed with the Magnificent Seven— the first U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win the gold. Obsessed. I spent an entire year pretending to be them every time I was on a playground. 🙂
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