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Offline 8ullfrog

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Root Beer Cookies.
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:25:15 AM »
So I bought this:
http://www.theimpulsivebuy.com/wordpress/2014/02/19/spotted-on-shelves-betty-crocker-aw-root-beer-float-cookie-mix-and-frosting/

The icing is overwhelming, and kind of nasty. I wouldn't recommend it.

The cookie mix uses 1/3 cup butter and one egg. Took quite a while to mix in, at first I thought the cookies were meant to be crumbly, but once baked they rose a surprising amount, producing rather fluffy cookies.

Like I said they're better without the frosting, and I'd say they're texturally the same as any fluffy chocolate chip cookie, flavor wise it's a bit closer to a ginger snap than root beer. There are white chips in it that are somewhat like white chocolate, but they taste a bit different than white chocolate.

All in all, they're okay, but if you go for it, skip the frosting.

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 04:43:11 AM »
chips ahoy are now pushing cookie flavored ice cream treats. One is called root beer float and another is mint chocolate.

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 10:18:04 AM »
This has given me the idea of putting alcohol into biscuits. 

I'll try it while in St Lucia when there's no chance of running out of rum.
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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 10:03:37 PM »
You can make many booze flavored foods, unfortunately the baking kills the part that makes booze good.

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 06:57:51 PM »
Most of the times I put some kind of booze in different kinds of food.
Last Christmas I made fruit cakes and I put Johnnie Walker Green Label in the dough. When the hubbie found out he wanted to kill me. When I thought about what I've done I wanted to kill myself.  :D

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 07:36:57 PM »
$60 isn't THAT bad of a mistake, unless you used the whole bottle.

I try to keep it under $30 for drinking, and if I were cooking I might pick up a $12 bottle of plastic bottle rotgut.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 07:59:45 PM »
$60 isn't THAT bad of a mistake, unless you used the whole bottle.

1st: it costs more than $100 here. And 2nd: it's worth drinking.

Rhum Negrita is very good for cakes, desserts, etc.

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 05:47:09 AM »
Sometimes one can have so much booze it's hard to get rid of.  Baking it into food seems like a good idea.

I'd probably douse the biscuits in booze halfway through cooking to keep the flavour and 'goodness' apparent.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 02:44:50 PM »
You can always dip the biscuits in booze instead of milk. I make a cake alternating layers of cookies previously dipped in a mixture of rum and strong coffee and layers of a mixture of dulce de leche and double cream. It's yummy and super easy. If you let it sit for a couple hours it's even better.

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 03:08:09 PM »
....If you let it sit for a couple hours....

Like that would ever happen...
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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2014, 12:01:55 PM »
root beer cookies sound lovely  :)

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Re: Root Beer Cookies.
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2014, 09:20:42 AM »
My first reaction was yuck, but then I thought about the sassafras leaves I used to eat as a child.  Sassafras root is used in root beer, and it has a sort of unique sweet flavor.  It makes me think of ginger snaps, another biscuit flavored with a root.

My grandmother used to make sauerbrauten (sour beef-a sweet & sour German dish) by marinating the beef in vinegar and pickling spices then cooking them in a broth flavored with gingersnaps.

Cookies are easy and cheap to make yourself and the results are usually far preferable to storebought versions.  I've got a great recipe for gingersnaps if you are interested.