Rose-Shaped Cookies – Valentine’s – Mother’s Day

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Easy to make rose-shaped cookies for Valentine’s day or Mother’s Day. They are delicious and bake in just about 25 mins! Why not eat a rose made with love?

Come Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day and most people are trying to find a nice way to surprise or treat their loved ones. Who wouldn’t like a bouquet of red roses or chocolates from their someone special? Or a box of chocolatey cake or soft crumbly cookies? Why not go the extra mile and bake them a bunch of roses?

I hear you saying ‘What on earth is she talking about, bake roses’? Baking roses is not as far-fetched an idea as it sounds. All you do is make some soft cookies and shape them into a rose to gift them to your mom on Mother’s Day. These roses are perfect for any other time of the year too!

To learn how to make these perfect valentine’s roses follow the steps given below and bake your loved ones some yummy rose cookies. They’ll love them!

What Ingredients Do you need to make Rose Cookies?

To make these red and white Rose Cookies for your loved ones, you need maida (refined wheat flour), sojee (semolina), powdered sugar, butter, egg, baking powder, vanilla essence, and food colour.

How To Make Rose Shaped Cookies?

First, you need to mix the maida (flour), baking powder, powdered sugar, butter, and eggs. After mixing it a little, add the vanilla essence and semolina. Why add the semolina later although it’s a dry ingredient? Because adding it later ensures it doesn’t absorb too much of the butter and stays crunchy.

Form a dough and then wrap this in cling film or cling wrap or saran wrap and refrigerate it until the next day. If you’re in a hurry, you can refrigerate it for only 30 minutes. But if you have time on your hands, a whole day is best.

Maida, powdered sugar, egg, butter and baking powder on a thali.
Mix Maida, Sugar, Butter, Eggs and baking powder
Mixed dough with added sojee and valilla essence on a thali.
Add Vanilla essence and Sojee
Round dough ball on a black surface.
Mix the ingredients and make a dough
Dough in plastic wrap on a black surface.
Wrap the dough in cling film

The next morning remove the dough from the fridge and allow it to thaw a bit. Divide this into 2 parts, and add pink or red food colour to one of the parts and mix well. Keep adding more color till you reach the right shade of red or dark pink.

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2 dough balls on a white surface one with pink colour.
Make 2 parts and add red colour to one
Pink and white dough balls on a white board.
White and pink dough balls

Make small parts of the dough and form a few cylindrical rosebuds of both colors. Then take a little dough and shape the petals by rolling out a bit of the dough, then placing each layer over the other like a petal until it forms a rose.

Cut the lower half of the rose dough and set aside. These pieces are not needed, but you can use them later on to form more cookies shaped as you like. I usually turn them into hearts.

Pink and white inch sizes shapes on a white surface.
Buds shaped and rolled out for use
Pink and white dough formed into buds and flattened.
Roll the dough and shape the rosebuds
A rose shaped cookie and some rosebuds and dough on a white surafce.
A rose and some rosebuds
3 pink and white rose shaped cookies on a white board and powdered sugar.
A few ready roses

Line the cookie roses on a baking tray, sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar and bake in an oven for 25 mins at 200 degrees. And voila! Your rose shaped cookies are ready.

Pink and white rose cookies lined on a baking tray.
Roses lined on a tray
Pink and White rose cookies on a black surface.
Rose cookies for Valentines

These soft homemade cookies are the perfect treat for Mother’s Day, for Valentine’s Day or any other time of the year.

Pink and White rose cookies on a black surface.
Roses for your special one
Pink and white valentines day cookies shaped like roses.
Rose shaped cookies for Valentines day

And if you want to, you can serve them along with some heart cookies too!

Pink and white valentines day cookies shaped like hearts and roses.
Pink and White rose cookies on a black surface.

Rose Shaped Cookies – Valentine’s Day – Mother’s Day – Anniversaries

Easy to make Rose-shaped cookies for Valentine's day, anniversaries, or mother's day! They are delicious and bake in just about 25 mins!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Servings 30 Roses
Calories 149 kcal
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  • Mix the maida (flour), baking powder, powdered sugar, butter, and egg.
  • Knead in the sojee and vanilla essence and form a dough.
  • Wrap the dough in clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
  • Divide the dough into 2 parts. Add pink colour to one part and mix well.
  • Make small rosebuds of both colours and also flatten / roll out shapes for the petals. See the blog post for pictures.
  • Place the petals one over the other to form a rose-shaped cookie.
  • Line the cookies on a tray and bake in an oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool. Serve as and when desred.

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  • If you are in a hurry, refrigerate the dough for just a few hours. Even just 30 minutes will do.
  • If you want different flavours, you can add any other essence to it.
  • You can make multi-colour roses or single colour roses as well, but using different colours. 
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Stuff You Might Want to Use

Large Wide-bottomed Pan (Thala)
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Greaseproof Baking Paper
Baking Tray

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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Cooking Tips And Tricks

  • You can keep the dough refrigerated for just a few hours or even just for 30 minutes if you need to make it in a hurry.
  • Use different food flavour instead of vanilla if you want a different taste. Almond or butterscotch or pineapple are great!
  • You can use different colours to make multi-color roses or one colour roses as you like.
  • You can make these cookies at any time of the year.
  • Store leftover dough in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Questions About Baking Rose-Shaped Cookies

How Long Can The Cookie Dough Be Kept?

You can store the rolled dough for weeks in the refrigerator to be used at a later time. Or you can store it for months in the freezer.

Can I Use Cow Ghee Instead Of Butter?

Yes, you can use cow ghee if you want a slightly nuttier and healthier option.

Can I Make Other Shapes Using the Dough?

Yes, of course! You can form this dough into any shape you like. Just change the shapes depending on the theme of the function you are baking them for. You can even simply use cookie cutters.

How Long Can I Store These Rose-Shaped Cookies For?

These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for about 2 – 3 weeks at room temperature.

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