Rose sugar cookies

Well i am not the biggest fan of sugar cookies . I ofently find them to be un-interessting and fade even though they can be flavored with vanilla or lemon zest. So i tried a new flavor , rose water (or rose extract) . It gives it a deep flowery flavor without beeing so strong and overwhelming , it is subtle and yet it magically compells your palate and takes you on a trip to a magical summery garden .

plus those roses petals looks gorgeous adding an effortless pictursque look to it as a finishing touch .

So enjoy it ...

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Rose sugar cookies

COOK Time15 min
TOTAL Time40


  • 100 gr soft butter
  • 75 gr sugar
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 8 gr baking pouder
  • 250 gr flour
  • 1 egg

__for the icing __

  • 50 gr icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar sirop ( a thick one )
  • 2 or 2 tbsp cold milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional : Some dry rose petals for decoration
Rose sugar cookies


  1. Whip the butter and sugar until it becomes white-ich and fluffy , add in the egg and keep the mixer on medium speed utill you get a homogenous texture .
  2. Sift in the flour baking pouder and a pinch of salt and don't forget to add the rose water .
  3. Gently form a dough with a spatula or with your hands and place it on a parchment paper .
  4. Roll out the dough and cut it into any desired shape using a cookie cutter .
  5. Bake the cookies in a 180 degree preheated oven for 15 min , they should stay white and they will harden when cold so don't worry about them beeing undercooked .
  6. Now let's move to the icing , actually this is easy place all of the ingredients and mix them until you get a silky shiny icing .
  7. Wait until your cookies are fully cold and decorate them with the icing and sprinkle some rose petals on top for decoration .

And voilà ...

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Amal Nasri

Amal Nasri

A full time sweet tooth foodie , foodphotographer and recipe developer who is always on the hunt of new flavor combinations and food discoveries to re-create sweet delicacies and fresh dessert recipes .

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