Rosette Cookies/Swedish Rosettes

Recipe by Deb Wolf
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • Have ready: a jelly roll pan lined with several layers of paper toweling; powdered sugar in a shaker or sieve.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, sugar and salt together. Sprinkle in flour a little at a time. Beat until smooth. Let batter sit for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 3 - 4" of oil in a small, deep pan to 365°F.
  • Stir batter.
  • Heat rosette iron by submerging in hot oil for 10 seconds.
  • Lift out, shake off excess oil and dip immediately into batter just so the top edge of the iron is even with the surface of the batter. If you dip it too far, the rosette won't come off the iron.
  • Plunge the coated iron into the hot oil. Don't let the iron touch the sides or bottom of the pan.
  • As soon as the batter puffs, gently pull the iron out. The rosette should slip back into the oil.
  • When lightly browned, carefully lift out with a fork or slotted spoon and place on paper toweling to drain.
  • Reheat iron and proceed with remaining batter. You'll have to work very quickly. The frying only takes a few seconds.
  • Don't be tempted to fry more than two at a time. It will cool the oil too much and you'll get flabby, greasy rosettes. The oil should not go below 355°F.
  • After you've fried a few, dust them with powdered sugar.