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Root Beer Float Sugar Cookie Bars

posted by Julie Evink on August 6, 2014

Root Beer Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars that Taste Like a Root Beer Barrel! 

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Root Beer Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars that Taste Like a Root Beer Barrel!

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Did you know there is a national Root Beer Float Day? Well now you do! Every August 6th we have the perfect excuse to indulge ourselves in Root Beer Floats and blame it all on the fact that we are celebrating a holiday. Sounds pretty perfect to me! I’m a sucker for a good float.

It’s kind of like your birthday. Did you know calories don’t count on your birthday? Yup! Keep that in mind the next time you are celebrating because you’ll want to go all out that day on indulgences and not worry about it.

So I figure on National Root Beer Float Day any calorie I consume that was in the form of something Root Beer Floatish doesn’t count either right? Good. Glad you agree. So if you make an entire pan of these bars, then go on to eat them all today we won’t judge and you won’t gain weight… or something like that.

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Root Beer Sugar Cookie Bars ~ Soft, Chewy Sugar Cookie Bars that Taste Like a Root Beer Barrel!

I’ve had this recipe idea in my head for a while. Just waiting for the perfect day to come along. I actually planned this one out. Impressive aren’t I? My friends make a lot of fun of me because I’m often times way ahead of the seasons and planning my recipes to post way before I need to but that’s how I roll. Currently I’m trying to get ahead for maternity leave which might result in my family eating apple, pumpkin and mint real early in the seasons. They get goodies so they usually don’t complain!

Speaking of my family complaining sometimes I like to play tricks on them or quiz them. For example I made these bars when the hubs was gone so when he came home they were sitting there and he had to obviously test them out. Then I watched his facial expressions, which were all good. Then giggled and asked what he thought they were. At this point I was standing observing. He goes onto guess things like pumpkin, zucchini, etc. I was then about rolling on the floor laughing as he begged me to spill the beans. Finally he said well whatever they are they taste good!

I also shared these with the coworkers and I was amazed when one of the guys got it right on the first try! Kudos to him and his tastebuds!

These bars are soft, chewy and delicious. They actually are better on day 2 if I dare might say. That is if there are any left a day after you make them! Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day with a pan of these Root Beer Float Sugar Cookie Bars!

Root Beer Float Sugar Cookie Bars

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Serves 20 bars     adjust servings

Ingredients

    Bars

    • 1 1/2 C. Sugar
    • 1 C Butter, softened
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 tsp root beer extract
    • 1 t. vanilla
    • 1 t. baking powder
    • 1/2 t. baking soda
    • 2 1/2 c. Flour

    Frosting

    • 1/4 c. butter, softened
    • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
    • 2 c. powdered sugar
    • 2-3 T Milk
    • 1/2 t. root beer extract

    Instructions

    1. First beat the butter, cream cheese, sugar and egg until nice and frothy. This will take about 4 min.
    2. Add vanilla and root beer extract. Beat about 1 min.
    3. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat about 2 min. It will be light and fluffy.
    4. Press dough into greased jelly roll pan (10 1/2-inches x 15 1/2-inches). Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely.
    5. Frosting – Combine butter and cream cheese. Beat about 2 min. Add the powdered sugar, milk, and root beer extract. Mix 1-2 min until smooth.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 bar
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 316kcal Calories from fat 151
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 17g26%
    Saturated Fat 10g50%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 54mg18%
    Sodium 107mg4%
    Carbohydrate 40g13%
    Dietary Fiber 0g0%
    Sugars 27g
    Protein 3g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g

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      Comments

    • Mallory+Lanz


      These are so fun and to tell you the truth I would probably love these even more than the real thing. I love root beer, but not so much the texture of a float. These bars are such a fun way to get that flavor.

      • Julie Evink


        You would love these Mallory!!

    • Danielle | Krafted Koch


      Haha, men and their taste buds! All most of them know is whether or not they like it and clearly these look like a treat any man would love! 🙂

      • Julie Evink


        Yes none of them turned these treats down that’s for sure!

    • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting


      Well don’t these just look like a barrel of fun. No pun intended.

      • Julie Evink


        Oh you are just too funny 🙂 Love it!

    • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!


      I had no idea it was National Root Beer Float Day. I am not surprised though – it deserves its own day ;). You’re a genius for creating this recipe. My hubby’s favorite pop is root beer. I can only imagine what he would do to these bars!

      • Julie Evink


        He would inhale them. Simply stated. Thanks Kathi!

    • Carol at Wild Goose Tea


      I have never used root beer extract. Thank you for the idea. It’s nice to bring a new flavor in a cookie or bar to the crowd. I love bar cookies because they are so quick.

      • Julie Evink


        Thanks Carol! I first used the extract in ice cream and it was amazing!

    • Jocelyn+(Grandbaby+Cakes)


      Oh these are so fun! I love root beer anything so I know I would love these!

    • Jill


      I will need to get some root beer extract! So cool!

    • Trish - Mom On Timeout


      These look SO yummy Julie! I love anything root beer 🙂 Pinned!

    • Jessica @ Sweet Menu


      These look fabulous! My husband loves root beer, I bet he would just love these!!

      • Julie Evink


        He would enjoy these for sure Jessica!

    • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More


      Ummm these are amazing!

    • Don


      What size pan did you use?

      • Julie Evink


        10 1/2-inches x 15 1/2-inches

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