Root Beer Float Cookies


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons root beer extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons half-and-half (add more if needed to get frosting like consistency)
4 teaspoons root beer extract

1 Heat oven to 375.
2 Lightly grease cookie sheets and set aside.
3 In large mixing bowl combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, buttermilk, eggs, root beer extract and vanilla.
4 Beat at medium speed until well blended.
5 Add flour, baking soda, and salt.
6 Beat at low speed until soft dough forms.
7 Drop by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
8 Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.
9 Cool completely before frosting.
10 For Frosting:
11 Combine all ingredients.
12 Beat at low speed until well combined and smooth.
13 Spread frosting evenly on cookies and allow to dry completely before storing.