Rose Water Shortbread Cookies

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Rose Water Shortbread Cookies
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Rose Water Shortbread Cookies

Added by: on Feb 12th, 2013
Roses are a little overrated, but they make good cookies! These slice-and-bake rose water shortbread cookies will make your Valentine's Day a whole lot sweeter!
Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
1 h 15 min
Ready In:
1 h 30 min



Original Recipe Yield: 12 servings (2 dozen)


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1 cup flour
Nutrition Facts
Rose Water Shortbread Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 126

  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 4.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.3 mg
  • Sodium: 50.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  •     Sugars: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt.


Add the rose water and vanilla paste, continue to mix until thoroughly combined.


Turn down the speed and add the flour. Let the mixer run until the flour is fully incorporated into the butter.


Scrape the dough down the sides of the bowl and onto a piece of parchment paper. Form into a log and roll until smooth and roughly the size of a paper towel tube. Be sure to press the ends flat, too. To make a smoother dough log, use the parchment paper to roll the dough back and forth. Wrap the dough up in the parchment paper, twist the ends, and freeze on a flat surface for at least an hour (the more frozen the dough the more the cookies will retain their shape while baking).


Set the oven to 325 degrees. Once the dough is frozen, remove from freezer, unwrap, and slice into 1/4 inch thick coins. Place on a lined baking sheet and dot with a single sprinkle. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just barely golden on the edges (these are best slightly underdone). Cool the cookies on the pan then store in an airtight container. Serve with tea and a declaration of love, or not.

Cooks' note:
These shortbread cookies take less time to prep and cook, but need at least an entire hour to chill in the freezer for the perfect cookie!


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By: Kathy M on Feb 15th, 2013

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