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. 21
    Carol says:

    You said use 20 second icing? Can I get that recipe please?

    • 21.1
      Michelle says:

      The icing is just regular royal icing that is thinned enough that when you dip a spatula into it and let it fall, the “ribbon” takes 20 seconds to disappear. Hope that helps!

  2. 22

    These cookies are so lovely! I don’t decorate cookies often enough to get really skilled at it myself.

  3. 23
    Charlotte J says:

    I just wanted to say Thank You! You are always willling to share and your ideas are wonderful! It helps to know that we don’t always have to go out and buy another cookie cutter!
    Thank you!

  4. 24
    Kathy says:

    Thank you for posting tutorial. Just ordered green leaf cutter from EBay. Can’t wait to make these.

  5. 25
    Samantha says:

    Oooooh Callye these are so beautiful! I love the simplicity!

  6. 26
    rania nader says:

    Plz can i know how i decorate roses cupcakes

  7. 27
    rania nader says:

    Thank u it,s sooo nice but plz i don,t know how i make icing

  8. 28
    josmary flores says:

    im totally new at this i just fell in love with this craft so i just know a little. how did you attached the leaves to the rose thanks

  9. 29

    Forget the bouquet of roses… I’d much rather have a bouquet of these pretty rose cookies for Valentine’s Day!

  10. 30
    Patty says:

    Thank you, Callye! So simple, once you know how!!