Decorated Rose Cookies

Believe it or not, I have never been a rose kind of girl.  It’s always bothered me that something so expensive dies in just a few days.  That doesn’t mean I’m not a romantic, I just prefer gifts that last a little longer…or at least taste good.

Decorated Rose Bud CookieI really like these cookies because they were inspired by a paper bouquet my little boy made for me.

Simple RoseWhen I looked at the rose, I immediately saw a bell.  The longer I thought about it, I saw even more cutters that would work.

Rose Bud Cookie CutterChances are, you already own the perfect cutter. Use them as is, or customize them by trimming and adding leaves.

Rose Cookies 1To make these cookies you will need:

  • Piping and 20-second icing in the color of your choice for roses
  • Green piping and 20-second icing
  • Sanding sugar {optional}

Begin by flooding the rose with 20-second icing.  If you added leaves wait a bit then flood them also.  Let the base completely dry.

Rose Bud Cookies 2Once the base is dry, pipe the swirl with a #2 tip.  Begin at the bottom and pipe up toward the top, finishing with a swirl.  Immediately sprinkle with coordinating sanding sugar.

Valentine's Rose CookiesFinish up with a little leaf detail if desired.

Rose CookieEach one of these cutters makes a convincing rose.  I think my favorite are is the tulip and trimmed egg.  What’s yours?

Rose Cookies 2Rose cookies look wonderful in coordinating colors.  Add sticks to create an adorable cookie bouquet.  The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

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  1. 41
    Lindsay H says:

    Where can I order your cookies?

  2. 42
    Anahi Childs says:

    what is your recipe for the icing?
    i saw a post where you share a recipe, is this the same one you use? this one looks different.

    i love your work, im going to try to make the super bowl platter..

  3. 43
    Laurie Futrell says:

    I tried these and they came out beautifully. I used a smaller tulip, a Christmas bell and a large tulip. I sent some as a get well gift for a relative and then a bunch to my son’s school as a teacher appreciation platter. These are a new favorite. I even posted my success on Pinterest (crediting you, of course) and have had a nice response. Thank you!!

  4. 44

    This are truly truly amazing cookies . I just love them all. I will make these rose cookies for my husband on this valentine.
    Thank you so much .

  5. 45

    thanks to this post I saw a Piglet face and wondered “would you be a good rosebud?”. What do you think?

  6. 46
    cj says:

    Stunning – Would love to see these submitted at so I can share with all my foodie friends :)


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