For the second of four root beer recipes this week we’re going to use Dad’s root beer to make cookies! Why? Because everyone loves a cookie, that’s why.
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On with the what and the how.
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
- 6 oz of chopped semi sweet chocolate
- 3 oz of white chocolate
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 8 oz of Dad's root beer
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of butter (room temperature)
- 1/3 cup of Dad's root beer, no foam
- 5 cups of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of root beer extract (if you can find it - entirely optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375° F (190 degrees C, Gas Mark 5).
- Line a 9×9 baking dish with aluminium foil and spray lightly with cooking spray or lightly coat with melted butter.
- Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
- Over a double boiler (or in microwave) melt the butter, semi-sweet and white chocolates together.
- Remove from heat when just melted and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Using your mixer mix the eggs, sugars and vanilla together.
- Slowly add in the cooled chocolate mixture.
- Now add half the flour and half the root beer. Mix on low, scraping the sides.
- Repeat with the remaining flour and root beer until just combined. Batter will be on the thin side.
- Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, until the centre is just set.
- Let cool completely before cutting or frosting.
- Beat butter on medium speed until smooth.
- Slowly add in your powdered sugar and mix in.
- Now add your root beer and extract, if desired.
- Beat on medium until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.
- Coat the top of your baked brownies before cutting, leave to firm up slightly.
- Cut your root beer frosted brownies into the desired sections and serve!
- It's best to leave the root beer open to allow some of the fizz to get away - that way you don't have excess foam, which would ruin the recipe.
- Drizzle with A&W Root Beer Float Dessert Topper to really finish it off!