Root Beer Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon root beer extract (concentrate)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream together brown sugar and margarine. Add egg. Add buttermilk and root beer extract and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the root beer mixture and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and brush with glaze while cookies are still hot.
Root Beer Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons root beer extract (concentrate)
2 tablespoons hot water

Mix all ingredients together well. Brush on the tops of the hot cookies. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Note: To make maple cookies, substitute maple flavoring in this recipe in place of the root beer extract.

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