How to make it

  • Cream together sugar, salt, shortening and butter until fluffy.
  • Add egg white, beat well.
  • Combine flours and baking powder, and gently mix in alternately with the milk to form a smooth mixture.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Add cocoa powder, root beer flavouring and water to one half of the dough, mixing well.
  • To the other portion of dough, stir in custard powder and vanilla.
  • Wrap doughs individually in plastic and chill 1 hour.
  • Between sheets of parchment or waxed paper, roll out one of the doughs into a very thin, roughly rectangular layer.
  • Separately, between more sheets of parchment or waxed paper, roll out the other portion in a similar fashion.
  • Flip one dough portion on top of the other and trim the edges so the dough is a smooth rectangle.
  • Beginning from one of the long edges, roll dough up into a log.
  • Re-wrap in plastic and place in the freezer for 1 hour, until very firm (almost frozen).
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Working quickly with a very sharp (or serrated) knife, cut discs of dough about a pencil-width thick and place cookies on a parchment or silicone-lined sheet (don't grease the sheet, though, it doesn't seem to work... and they don't spread too much so about 1/2" of space is fine).
  • Replace excess dough in the freezer while the first batch bakes - you must bake these one sheet at a time.
  • Bake 10 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven. Move parchment or silicone sheets to a rack to cool and bake subsequent sheets the same way.

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  • otterpond 7 years ago
    Those are beautiful cookies.
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  • modelsmom 7 years ago
    Wow, this sounds amazing! Bookmarked and printed - thanks!
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  • warsawnan 8 years ago
    LOVE root beer floats & can't wait to try this recipe! Sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!
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  • gourmetana 8 years ago
    ~These look beautiful! What is root beer?
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  • jkirk 8 years ago
    Thanks for posting the link for the root beer flavor. I have not been able to find it in any stores around here.
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  • jo_jo_ba 8 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 97.3
    Total Fat: 4.6 g
    Cholesterol: 5.3 mg
    Sodium: 12.0 mg
    Total Carbs: 12.6 g
    Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
    Protein: 1.7 g
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