Rose Water Cookies with Raspberry Glaze
Desserts, Fruit

Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies Are Perfect for Your Tea Party

I am so excited about the cookies I made this month. I got the idea months ago and saved it because I knew it would be PERFECT for Mother’s Day. How many Moms are going to get roses on Mother’s day? My guess is quite a bit of the $2.5 billion expected to be spent on flowers this Mother’s Day will be roses.

But, I know some moms that are going to get Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies instead!

Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies are crisp sugar cookies made with rose water topped with a raspberry glaze. Floral and Fruity.

The secret ingredient is Rose Water.

Rose Water is a flavored water made by distilling rose petals. It is used mainly in Middle Eastern cuisine, often in desserts (like Baklava and Turkish Delights), and can be used as an alcohol free substitute for red wine in halal cooking. It is also used in cocktails as well as many medicinal and cosmetic uses.

So, what does it taste like? Roses. Imagine that fragrant rose smell, now taste that. Which makes perfect sense considering how closely tied smell and taste are.

You should be able to find it in the liquor department of most well stocked grocery stores, or any high end liquor store. Or try a Middle Eastern market. Or do what I did, and order it online (affiliate link!). I only checked one smaller grocery store and just didn’t feel up to driving around to find it or asking them to get it for me. You only need a little, so I will have plenty to use for other recipes.

Please make sure you buy the kind for culinary use not medicinal or cosmetic use.

The cookies seemed a bit too “rosy” when I made the dough, so I bought some raspberries and made a simple glaze that added color and a nice fruitiness to the cookie. And bonus – beautiful color with no food coloring! You might want to use 1 teaspoon of Rose Water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla if you think it will be too overpowering.

Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies

Prep time10 minutes
Cook time10 minutes
Total time20 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Easter, Mother's Day, Spring Recipes, Valentines day
Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies are crisp sugar cookies made with rose water topped with a raspberry glaze. Floral and Fruity.


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries (should equal about 2 tablespoons pureed raspberries)


Rose Water can be purchased in the liquor department of most grocery stores. Make sure to only use Rose Water made for culinary use, not that intended for medicinal purposes.


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt until fluffy.
In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add egg and rose water, beat until smooth.
Gradually add flour mixture and mix on low until combined. Divide into two discs, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll out dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and let cool on wire racks.
Puree raspberries in food processor. Add powdered sugar to form glaze.
Ice cookies, let glaze harden.


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20 thoughts on “Raspberry Rose Sugar Cookies Are Perfect for Your Tea Party”

  1. I have never tried cooking with Rose Water. Lately I have been baking with Lavender and I love it. I am sure I would enjoy the Rose Water. I know any Mother would love these beautiful cookies! Thanks for sharing at the Fill The Cookie Jar group!
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  2. This is such a lovely cookie for Mother’s Day. You did an outstanding job. I’ve never used Rose water but I do remember when I was growing up my great-grandmother used to add it to her cookies. I can still remember the flavor, we ate enough cookies back then. Hope you feel better and enjoy your Mother’s Day!
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  3. I’ve never used Rose water in cooking – ever. I am now intrigued with this idea and I think the first thing to make with it will be these cookies, they look amazing! Thanks for co-hosting with us this month on Happiness is Homemade, we’re glad you are!!
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