Thursday, February 04, 2010

Valentine Butter Cookies With Rosewater

These are easier to manage than the other rosewater cookies I've made (too fragile). I know from past experience that they keep well, ship well, and look just super with royal icing.

You Will Need:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
3 teaspoons rosewater
3 cups AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Stir in rosewater. Add flour and baking powder and mix well. Roll into a ball and chill several hours until firm.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Roll cookies 1/2 inch thick and cut as desired. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet and bake 5-7 minutes or until cookies turn brown at edges. Let stand on pan for a minute, then remove to a rack. Let cool before frosting and decorating.


Raymond said...

You need to show pix of some of your, um, ..alternative.. phrases you like to write on these cookies!

Goody said...

I think I did that a couple years ago (Have to look in the February archives). Mr. ETB brought some into work one year and people were snickering about it for days.

BTW-I think we might be posting these comments in real time. Freaky!