Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches

Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

I do love cookies.

I think even more than cake or cupcakes or brownies or blondies or…

ok, maybe not more than blondies.  They are my favorite…


But over the course of this blog I have decided that while one cookie is good, two cookies are better.

Especially when they are sandwiched together with a butter based filling.


And I feel like I’ve done you dirty a little bit, not making enough sandwich cookies.  Sorry ’bout that.


Let’s rectify that situation today with Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches.

Also, let’s never say rectify again.


Think you don’t like Root Beer?  Don’t be a hater… you do, you just don’t know it yet.

Make these, I promise you’ll like them.

Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

And if you want to take them to the next level, forget the filling, and use ice cream.  Dude, Root Beer FLOAT Cookie Sandwiches.



These cookies start with this Root Beer Concentrate
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I found mine at WalMart.

Make a simple batter and form it into ball shapes to bake.
That way they will be more evenly shaped for sandwiching…
 photo IMG_0496_zpsa8df7c08.jpgThere’s nothing worse than unevenly sized tops and bottoms.
Well, actually there are a lot of things worse, I mean, like malaria…

But you get me, right? No one wants a pear shaped cookie sandwich.
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It’s really yummy.
 photo IMG_0507_zps494f6513.jpgAnd then make Root Beer Sandwich Cookie magic.
Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches
makes 12 cookie sandwiches
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp Root Beer Concentrate
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk or cream
  • 1½ tsp Root Beer Concentrate
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Beat in egg and Root Beer Concentrate, mix well.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, salt and baking soda, mixing until combined.
  6. Form 1 tablespoon of dough into balls, approx 1 inch in diameter. Place dough 2 inches apart on lined baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes until edges start to golden.
  7. Transfer cookie to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Beat all ingredients together in bowl of stand mixer for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of filling on the bottom of half the cookies, and then place another cookie on top, forming a sandwich.
Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

You could opt to not make the filling and use ice cream to fill the sandwiches, creating Root Beer Float Cookie Sandwiches!


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Colleen @ What

Awesome, what a neat recipe! I love root beer and KNOW I would love these sandwich cookies, for sure!

Janine |
May 23, 2013 10:42 am

Yum! I made root beer float cupcakes this weekend that were a hit. I sooooo have to try these next!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
May 23, 2013 10:59 am

Oh my gosh, these look like the cookie I want to grow old with. Root beer and cookies sound fantastic together!

Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen}

So these totally made me think of the “David after Dentist” video because I hear him saying “is this real life” when I read this and imagine these cookies! I love root beer and sandwich cookies so these are genius Shelly!! Like pure and simple genius!!

May 23, 2013 11:14 am

Amazing idea, definitely adding it to the list of cookies I need 🙂

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
May 23, 2013 11:21 am

Root beer is such an underestimated flavour. This is truely needed cookie sandwich in the world. I am in love with the photo of the icing

jersey girl
May 23, 2013 11:21 am

You are now my favorite internet person.

Luv What You Do
May 23, 2013 11:22 am

Who knew they made root bear extract??? I bet that is awesome! Cann’t wait to see what else you make with it!


WOW! I love a great root beer cookie/cupcake. I made the cupcake version a few years ago…Still working on a boozy version, of course. 🙂 This is truly kind of cookie sandwich! Happy Memorial Day!!

P.S. Your late night snack cookies freeze wonderfully well. 🙂

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
May 23, 2013 11:52 am

Mmm heck yes! This sounds lovely!

Diane {Created by Diane}
May 23, 2013 12:20 pm

Oh these look delicious, my son is the BIGGEST rootbeer fan and will just love these!

May 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Root beer is my hubby’s FAVE! I am so making these for Father’s Day! You’re brilliant 🙂

May 23, 2013 1:51 pm

A lady in my church makes root beer cookies, but not sandwiches! Your Homemade Nutter Butters are my other favorite sandwich cookie you make, super yummy! I’ve made them a few times they’re always a hit! I’m sure these rootbeer cookies will be too. I’ll take them to church and sit them next to hers….I’m a “one upper!” 😉

May 23, 2013 2:40 pm

That looks lovely – sort of like a whoopie pie? Or is it more crispy? Root bear concentrate is going on my list for the next time I visit America!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
May 23, 2013 3:02 pm

Some people love root beer some people do not. I am glad I am one of those who do! These look amazing!!

Becca from
May 23, 2013 3:07 pm

I was one of those girls who used to chase down the Popsicle man for a root beer Popsicle at every opportunity. I now live less than a mile away from a micro brewery that makes the best danged root beer I’ve ever consumed. I know what’s going into MY mixer this weekend! YUM!

May 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Love, love, love root beer! Can’t wait to try these!

May 23, 2013 3:33 pm

I never knew there was such thing as root beer extract! The idea of ice cream sandwiched in between two cookies is so tempting! Love it (:

Colette @ JFF!
May 23, 2013 3:52 pm

Root beer concentrate – very cool. Gotta look for that.

Leah | So, How
May 23, 2013 4:41 pm

I love root beer! What a great idea!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
May 23, 2013 5:00 pm

These cookies are so unique! Love it!

Cookin Canuck
May 23, 2013 6:49 pm

Awesome! Would it be wrong if I topped these with ice cream and dunked them into a glass of root beer for a root beer cookie ice cream float?

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
May 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Root beer concentrate?! I need that in my life, stat! And I’m with Dara on this one – I’ll throw in that ice cream and extra root beer too 🙂

May 23, 2013 9:13 pm

I am with Dara and Chung-Ah on this one! Ice cream + extra root beer!! Yes, please!!!

These look so good! I love them!

May 23, 2013 9:50 pm

Can’t wait to try these – I know I’ll love them for sure! 🙂

Julianne@ Beyond Frosting
May 24, 2013 1:04 am

These are so fun! I bought Root Beer concentrate so long ago and I have been dying to try it!

May 24, 2013 6:52 am

You can never have too many sandwich cookies!

Brian @ A Thought For Food
May 24, 2013 7:56 am

Yeah… I’d go with cookies every time. The thing is that I’ve used to never be the biggest root beer fan… well, I’ve actually grown to like it a bit more these last few years. So, I’m totally into giving these a try.

May 24, 2013 8:40 am

You’re amazing. I love you for this!

May 24, 2013 9:23 am

These look fabulous! They would be great for cookouts!

Heather @ Snookie
May 24, 2013 10:15 am

Those look so good!

Katrina @ In Katrina
May 24, 2013 1:55 pm

I want to lick that spoon

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

What an awesome flavor – these look so delicious!

Renee @ Awesome on $20
May 25, 2013 2:10 am

I love root beer. I used to get strange looks in high school when I drank a bottle of Henry Weinhard’s root beer in the cafeteria. My British husband can’t comprehend it, though. I guess that means I’ll have to eat these all by myself.

May 26, 2013 3:10 pm

I have been on a root beer kick lately and these look amazing!! I need to look for that root beer concentrate stat!!

Sue {munchkin munchies}
May 27, 2013 11:35 pm

What a FUN, not to mention tasty, cookie! Time to pin!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

I have a soft spot for cookies, I’d definitely go for a cookie sandwich over a cupcake.

May 29, 2013 12:18 pm

Root beer in cookie form, love! It’s almost like a root beer float with that fluffy frosting in the middle.

May 31, 2013 1:03 pm

I totally just made these! They’re delicious and with your instructions they were stupid easy. I did make a modification… I doubled the frosting and added 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. I wanted frosting oozing out from everywhere… 🙂 🙂 🙂

Ashley @ Baker by Nature
May 31, 2013 7:15 pm

Blondies are my fave, too! But… I think I could easily switch sides for a while if these cookies were close by!!!

June 1, 2013 10:03 pm

Made these tonight with my sister for a potluck tomorrow. Not sure if they are going to make it to the lunch! Seriously, these are AMAZING! We couldn’t stop eating the batter or the frosting. Yum! Thanks for another perfect recipe!

June 4, 2013 3:04 pm

I made these last night and they are SO good! I double the recipe and brought half in to work. They were gone by lunch time! Due to my daughter’s milk allergy, I used unsweetened almond milk for the icing and it was still delicious!

Darla | Bakingdom
June 6, 2013 11:19 am

I need a cookie sandwich…or three…in my life right now. What do you think the cookie to stress ratio is? Probably like one cookie can over write, like, an over due library book and that’s it. I’ll probably need at least two dozen, if that’s the case.

These sound incredible! Maybe just the ticket to soothe my frayed nerves…

Kara @ Simplistically Sassy
June 21, 2013 4:20 pm

I am wondering if you meant to put 1 TBSP of milk for the frosting? I am making these and 1 tsp make really thick dark frosting. I added enough to make 1 TBSP and it was fluffy and light colored.


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Lindsay N.
December 6, 2013 1:57 am

Totally buying root beer extract next time I’m out! These cookies and I have a date.


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February 14, 2016 6:07 pm

I just made the Root Beer Cookie Sandwiches are they are DELICIOUS! I love eating just the cookies when they come out of the oven. They are soooooo yummy! My husband loves the completed sandwiches with sweet filling. I made them as Valentines gifts and I love seeing the reaction to root beer flavor. So unexpected and scrumptious. Good job!!!