Rosette Cookies

Although these are called cookies they are more like funnel cake and oh they are so light and crispy good! I’ve seen them referred to as Swedish Rosette Cookie and I couldn’t wait to give them a try.

I think they look like snowflakes. I think a lot of things look like snowflakes and snowballs this time of year. I miss the snow! But to tell you the truth I don’t miss the shoveling. These are the only snowmen I’ve seen lately :)

A few months ago I found this Rosette Iron in an antique shop and thought I would give it a try. So glad I did! It was a dollar. I did look to see if these iron are still available, they are. I found these. In case you don’t find one in your local antique shop like I did and still want to make them.

I first used the iron on some cookie dough, I think it turned out to look like a poinsettia. It would be great on shortbread too.


Onto the Rosettes:


Rosette Cookie Recipe from All Recipes

2 eggs

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour sifted

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

powdered sugar for dusting

Mix eggs, sugar and salt. Add in the flour milk and vanilla and mix with a whisk until smooth.

Heat oil to375 degrees. ( I poured 32 oz of oil into a four quart pot)Drain excess oil off, place iron in hot oil for two minutes, then dip the hot iron into the batter but don’t let the batter touch top of iron or they won’t release. Fry rosette in oil until lightly golden, it only took 10-15 seconds, mine released off the iron and I was able to flip each one over and they came out light and crisp.I checked the oil temperature with three thermometers and they all said a different temperature. If the oil is to hot they did not seem to swell up, they just cooked to quickly and started to burn. Oil temperature is key for these to turn out right.

You have to heat the iron and oil it for each rosette, it took some time to make them. But they were worth it.

I didn’t think the amount of batter was going to make many rosettes, I was wrong it made over 48.


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  1. 1

    So cute and light, I want some! I love your snowmen! :)

  2. 2

    I grew up helping my mom and grandma make rosettes. Such finnicky little buggers but oh so amazing once you get them right.

  3. 3

    They should be very soft :-).

    • 4

      They are, I think I described them as crisp but they are light and hold their shape, I thought soft would imply they would bend which these did not. They are not hard and crisp, just crisp enough to hold their shape.

  4. 5

    I’ve never heard of these but they look amazing! My 4 yr old just pointed to the screen and said “mama make those snowflakes”…lol The snowmen are adorable too :)

  5. 6

    These are so unique, I would love a nice plate full.

  6. 7

    These are BEAUTIFUL, D!

  7. 8
    Jersey Girl Cooks says:

    I love these! I remember eating them as a kid when my father’s aunts would make them. Happy new year!

  8. 9

    I’m going to try this! So pretty.

  9. 10

    Such a classic…looks like they turned out great!

  10. 11

    So pretty! I remember my mom making these. :)

  11. 12

    I remember my mom making these when we were kids – brings by fun memories.

  12. 13

    These sound delicious Diane!!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

  13. 14

    Oh those look good!

  14. 15

    they are truly delicious! in Mexico we call them buñuelos de viento, they are so light and they don’t seem like cookies but they are so good

  15. 16

    Sounds fantastic and they look so pretty too! Wishing you a very Happy New Year Diane.

  16. 17
    Nicole Gamble says:

    So simple and so perfect! Yammy! Thanks for sharing!

  17. 18

    Persians stole the rosettes from the French and call them “noon-e panjareh” (window cookies). It’s always a crowd favorite!

  18. 19

    What cute snowmen!! And very elegant cookies, well done. Happy New Year to you!

  19. 20

    These are beautiful!

  20. 21

    Such a pretty cookie. Not that I’m whining or anything but I never find anything for a dollar in antique shops.

    • 22

      I sometimes think the same thing, but the shop down the street from me is kinda thrift store meets antique shop and I’m often surprised what I find cheap there :) wish they’d stock it every week with new stuff I’d never get tired shopping there then! Happy New Year Paula!!!

  21. 23

    I have one of these rosette irons and didn’t have a recipe to use it (came as a gift years ago) – thanks to you we can finally put this thing to use! It looks like it will be well worth the wait. :-)

  22. 25

    These look and sound delicious… I love that you got that for a $1!!! You are always inspiring! :)

    • 26

      Thanks Amanda, there is one thrifty-antique store near me and I always seem to find the oddest items for really cheap there. Wish they would stock the shelves each week there, I’d be their best customer :) Happy New Year!