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Soft, delicious cookies with a hint of root beer. Sour Cream is the secret ingredient. Baked until perfect and then drizzle a warm root beer glaze on top.

Root Beer Cookies

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1-2 tsp. Root Beer Extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Root Beer Glaze

  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. Root Beer Extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Hot Water


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cream butter and sugar together for four minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Add sour cream and root beer extract.
  • Spoon in dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time until everything is well blended.
  • Scoop cookie dough and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookie springs back when touched.
  • Drizzle on the Root Beer Glaze while the cookies are warm.

Root Beer Glaze

  • Mix ingredients adding the hot water last.  
  • Add just enough water to get a thin consistency.
  • Spread frosting on warm cookies.
Keyword Cookies, root beer
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