Let me start off by saying this was a FAIL! I was not happy with this recipe. The cookies spread very wide while cooking, the first batch was underdone in the middle and the second batch was over done. I also felt that the root beer candies did not impart enough of a root beer flavor. I think if I were to use a root beer extract instead these might have tasted better! I have had this recipe on my hard drive for awhile so I will have to try and find which book from the library that I got it from. Here is the recipe:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely crushed root bear candies (about 10)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. allspice
Glaze and Garnish:
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tsp. root beer or milk
additionally finely crushed root beer candies
Heat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets with shortening. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, or mix with a spoon. Stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
On a cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tsp. about 2 inches apart.
Bake 8-10 min. or until almost no indentation remains when touched in center and edges are golden brown. Cool 1 min; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 min.
In small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients except additional candies with spoon until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over cookies. Sprinkle with additional candies.
I think this recipe is from this book:
From Agave to Turbinado, Home Baking
with Every Kind of Natural Sugar and Sweetener
by Mani Niall
but I'm not really sure. If you know could you let me know?
Or it was a Betty Crocker cookbook that I can't find the name of. Oh well, you get the idea!