Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day #11 - 25 Days of Christmas Cookies {Root Beer Cookies}

Root Beer Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 - 1 teaspoons root beer concentrate or extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cups butter, softened
2 tablespoons water
1-1/2 teaspoons root bear concentrate or extract

Cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in buttermilk and root beer concentrate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, then stir in nuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoons 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients together. Beat with mixer until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.

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