These are the cookies you would’ve seen in my “look at me, I’m baking” post.
This was an interesting experiment. It makes your house smell like perfume and sugar cookies. It’s definitely a nice aroma, and although they can be a little strong, they were still quite nice.
But they ended up looking so cute! And I hope that they made it to the other side of the country in one piece. These cookies went to Amy @ constellationinspiration.com. Her blog is the cutest! It’s got little drawings and her DIY’s are also super neat!
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp rose water
- 3 tbsp simple syrup
- 1/2 cup coarse sugar
- 1/3 butter, softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp whipping cream
- 1 tsp rose water
- food colouring of choice
- In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy, then add egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add into butter mixture until completely combined.
- On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a medium sized cookie cutter and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Mix together simple syrup and rose water. Brush on syrup mixture onto cookies and sprinkle on coarse sugar.
- Refrigerate cookies on sheet for 20 mins before placing in oven preheated at 350.
- Bake cookies for about 10 mins until cookies are golden near the bottoms. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
- The make the cream, mix together the butter, icing sugar and salt until smooth. Stir in whipping cream and rose water in many additions. Tint icing at your discretion.
- Pipe icing into cookies about 1 tsp icing per cookie. Assemble cookies, sugar side up.
Recipe was adapted from Canadian Living 2012 Holiday Cookies.