Flower Cookies

Flower Cookies Recipe (With Dried Rose Petals And Rose Water)

A delicacy you must try, these cut-out cookies are bursting with dried rose petals, rose water, and vanilla flavors.

With edible flowers you can make your cookies more vibrant and colorful, as well as adding a unique flavor to them. There are many varieties of edible flowers you can use and these cookies, once baked, will definitely impress everyone.

In addition to the delicate rose petals, the shortbread cookie base pairs beautifully with the royal icing. White chocolate can also be used for a more gourmet look.

Which Edible Flowers Can I Use?

There have been edible flowers used for thousands of years as decorations, in food, and in beverages, giving the food an ambrosial taste.

Some of the most popular edible flowers are:

  • There are many desserts that can benefit from the use of lavender, a slightly perfume-tasting flower. Lavender, however, can be very pungent, so make sure you do not use too much.

  • The pansies have a slightly grassy and even minty taste. They go well with shortbread cookies.

  • You can use roses to make salads, jams, and a variety of desserts, such as cookies, thanks to their strong floral scent.

  • They are lovely when crystallized and used to top frosted cakes and desserts; they can be found in pastel colors and have a sweet and floral flavor.

Dry Vs Fresh Flowers

Fresh or dried flowers can be used for cookies and desserts, depending on how easy they are to use. For instance, dried flowers do not require picking, washing, and air-drying.

Alternatively, if you have a garden filled with roses, violets, or pansies, you can use these fresh in your desserts. You can also use dried flowers purchased in stores.

To preserve fresh flowers, store them in the fridge if you want them to last a bit longer, but be aware that they will not keep for days.

Picking flowers in the morning is best, as the leaves may be bitter and won’t complement your dish.

As fresh flowers are very fragile and can easily break, they should not be mixed with dough.

The flower blossom or petal should be placed on top of the cookie before it is baked. Lightly brush the cookies with beaten egg and place the flower blossom or petal on top.

After baking, you can add some dried flowers on top of your cookies. They will give them a nice, crunchy texture.

Making The Cookies (Overview)

The recipe for these shortbread cookies is simple. Beat butter with sugar, then add flour, vanilla, and rose petals.

To infuse the rose flavor throughout the cookie, I added some rose water. Once the dough comes together, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

The chilled dough should be rolled out to a thickness of 14 inches, and cookies should be cut out using a cookie cutter. Gather the remaining dough, reshape it, and roll it again. Cut out the cookies until you have no more dough.

Before baking, place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for five minutes.

After the cookies have cooled, dip them into the royal icing. Sprinkle more rose petals on the cookies before letting the icing set.

Flower Rose Cookies

30 minutes for preparation

15 minutes for cooking

12 cookies per serving


  • Butter, 12 cups

  • The sugar should be 1/3 cup

  • Flour plus one cup plus two tablespoons

  • Approximately 14 teaspoons of vanilla extract

  • In a large bowl, mix rosewater and 14 teaspoons

  • A couple of tablespoons of dried rose petals

For the icing:

  • Powdered sugar, two cups

  • Cream of tartar, 2 tbsp

  • Approximately 14 teaspoons of vanilla extract


Make a fluffy butter-sugar mixture by beating butter and sugar together.

After adding the vanilla, rose water, and flour, stir just until combined.

The dough should be covered with plastic foil and refrigerated for 30 minutes after you fold in the petals.

Then roll out the remaining dough and roll it out again. Cut out 12 cookies. Roll out the remaining dough and roll it out again.

The cookies should be placed on a cookie sheet and placed in the freezer for five minutes.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

The cookies should be baked for 15-20 minutes, then removed from the oven and cooled on a wire rack.

The icing is made by combining the icing ingredients in a bowl and beating until smooth.

Place the cooled cookies on a wire rack and top each with a few rose petals after dipping them in the icing.

You can serve the cookies once the icing has set.

In place of the icing, you can use melted white chocolate.

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Flower Cookies (With Dried Rose Petals & Rose Water)

The recipe yields 12 cookies

A 30 minute prep time is required

Time to cook: 15 minutes

The total time is 45 minutes

Rose water and dried rose petals are infused into this simple shortbread cookie recipe for a delicate appearance perfect for tea time.

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  • Butter, 12 cups

  • Sugar, 1/3 cup

  • Mix 1 cup of flour with 2 tablespoons of oil

  • Vanilla extract, 14 teaspoons

  • In a large bowl, mix rosewater and 14 teaspoons

  • A couple of tablespoons of dried rose petals

For the icing:

  • Powdered sugar, two cups

  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream

  • Approximately 14 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.

  2. Just before mixing in the vanilla and rose water, fold in the flour.

  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes after adding rose petals. Cover with plastic wrap.

  4. You can cut out 12 cookies by rolling out the dough to 14 inches thick and cutting them out with a cookie cutter. Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 12 cookies again.

  5. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and freeze them for five minutes.

  6. The oven should be preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes.

  8. In a bowl, combine the icing ingredients and beat until smooth.

  9. Put a few rose petals on top of each cookie after it has cooled. Dip the cooled cookies in the icing and place them on a wire rack.

  10. The cookies can be served once the icing has set.


If you don’t want to use icing, you can use melted white chocolate instead.

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