Crispy powder sugar dusted Rosettes are a Christmas tradition in many cultures, with names like rosettbakkels , rosetbakkelse, and rosetti.
The batter is simple to whip up with basic kitchen ingredients. Depending on how many rosette irons you have, I admit these can be a bit of a labor of love.
But one bite of the crispy shell with the powdered sugar melted into it and you will be hooked.
Tips for Making Rosette Cookies
These are simple to make, but you do need a rosette iron. If you can't find them in the back of your grandmother or mother's cupboard (where I originally got mine) you can get them from Amazon.
Monitor the oil temperature carefully. Too hot and they overcook in a second and if it isn't hot enough they will be a soggy mess.
The final tips for making sure they don't stick is to heat the iron for at least one full minute so it is hot throughout and then tap off the excess oil or the batter will slide off.
More Cookie Recipes for #NationalCookieDay
Here are some more cookie recipes from some bloggers that love cookies as much as I do. Thanks to Erin of The Spiffy Cookie for hosting this National Cookie Day celebration. Go visit her blog and follow her!
- Cake Mix Cinnamon Oatmeal Reindeer Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies by Kate's Recipe Box
- Chocolate Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Dipped Butter Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Christmas Lights Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Classic Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles by Big Bear's Wife
- Coconut S’Mores Bars by The Foodette
- Gingerbread Snickerdoodles by The Redhead Baker
- Peanut Brownie Sablés by Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Pistachio Cardamom Crescent Cookies by Savory Moments
- Quince and Almond Filled Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Rosettes by That Recipe
- Gluten-Free Tahini Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
- vegetable oil for frying
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- powdered sugar for serving
- Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a small deep saucepan to 400 degrees.
- Lay out a layer or two of paper towels near the stove.
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar and salt. Mix in remaining ingredients until smooth.
- Heat rosette iron in oil for 1 minute. Tap excess oil on paper towels then immediately dip top into batter (do not let batter come over the top). Fry in hot oil for 30 seconds.
- Remove rosette on the paper towel. It should slide off easily, but may need a little nudge with a fork. If the rosette is not crispy, the batter is too thick. Thin with a little more milk.
- Repeat with remaining batter, heating iron in oil each time to prevent sticking.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Get even more Christmas cookie recipes in my Bake the Season Bright book available on Amazon Kindle.