My kiddos have an obsession with root beer so after a friend told me about having root beer cookies, I thought I would give it a try. This is a fun variation off a regular cookie and of course tastes great with white chocolate chips, too… BUT my kiddos are also obsessed with marshmallows, so I thought it would be fun to put them together. I actually think the marshmallow brings out the root beer flavor and makes them taste super yummy! Give them a try!
What You Need:
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 – 1.5 teaspoon root beer concentrate – depending on how much you like
- 1 box pudding – small
- 2.5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 bag large marshmallows (to be used after cookies are baked)
- Wire whisk
- Baking sheet
- Scissors (to cut marshmallows, easier than a knife)
Step 1: Gather helpers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and all needed supplies. My niece and nephew happened to be over, so they were more than happy to help!
Step 2: Mix eggs, butter and sugar together well.
Step 3: Add pudding and Root Beer Concentrate and mix until well blended.
Step 4: In a separate bowl add all the dry ingredients and “sift” together. We cheat and just use a wire whisk to make sure it gets mixed well.
Step 5: Add the dry ingredients together adding them slowly to the mixer.
Step 6: Roll into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. I took the dough I would use to make one cookie and split that into two so we had mini sandwiches in the ned.
Step 7: Flatten the dough balls with the bottom of a glass cup, then place in the oven. Bake in the oven for 6-7 minutes until slightly brown.
Step 8: While cookies are baking cut the marshmallows. I discovered it was easiest to cut one large marshmallow in half and then each of those half in half again. That way the cookies didn’t have too much marshmallow and they were cut flat.
Step 9: When cookies are done, let them set for 1 – 2 minutes before moving them to make sandwiches. You can add marshmallows on top of half of your cookies now if you want. Or wait until they cool to flip them so the bottoms are in the center.
Step 10: Top the marshmallow stacks with their other side. You can add them back into the oven for a minute to help the marshmallow melt if needed.
Step 11: Share and Enjoy!
The kiddos seriously loved these that they were hard to keep on a plate long enough for a picture!