Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
I just bought a bottle of Rose Water and was happy to find this recipe to use it. From the Boar's Head Inn and Sports Club.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 4 teaspoons rose water
- Sift the dry ingredients together into a mixing bowl.
- Add the shortening, eggs, and rose water and mix well.
- Roll the dough out very thinly on a flat surface and cut with a floured cookie cutter.
- Place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet and bake in a 400F oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
These are very easy and very good - the perfect recipe to try new cookie cutters out on! I tagged this recipe because I could have sworn I had a bottle of rose water - my bottle was orange flower water which I used to make these cookies and there were delicious - but I will be trying them again using rose water! The only other changes I made was using butter for the shortening and also refrigerating the dough for about 1/2 hour or so before rolling the dough out. The oven timing was perfect - mine cooked in 10 minutes. I made about 3 dozen cookies but I used big and medium-sized cookie cutters. Thanks for sharing!
Cookies have the great taste of rosewater! However, I didn't like the texture (grainy) most likely it was due to the sugar. Note: The dough is sticky, so I just rolled little balls in my hand and then flattened them on the cookie sheet, which seemed to work. If I use this recipe, I will try powdered sugar, since it is fine and it will probably give a slightly different flavor to the cookie.
The flavor on these are great, but boy did I have a time with the dough. I used a mix of mostly butter with the shortening. I also had to add more flour (about 3-4 tablespoons) because the dough was not behaving. It was sticking to the rolling pin. I ended up having to roll it into a log and chill it for about an hour. Instead of using a cookie cutter, I just cut slices. They didn't come out looking like they should have, but as I said, they'll taste real good with a tall glass of cold milk!