July 29, 2014

Rose cookies

When I was baking these Earl Grey cookies, I needed to divide the all the ingredients into two parts in order to room enough in my small food processor. Doing that gave me an excellent opportunity to create my own flavour version in the second portion !!

Instead of working with Earl Grey tea I thought about using elder flowers and elder flower cordial, but the season for blooming elder flower are over for now here in Denmark, could I noticed after a walk around my local neighbourhood checking the flower versus berry situation on the many elder trees. As I walked around I noticed, that the tub rose still are flowering, so using rose as ingredients instead of jumped into my mind. So the tea leaves were replaced by rose sugar and rose extract.

The cookies got another 2-3 minutes more than the Earl Grey cookies, so the shape of these rose cookies collapsed as the butter melted during the baking process compared to the tea cookies. So watch your cookies closely like hawk during the baking part !!! depending on what shape you would like to have.

The cookies has flowery flavour notes, while the taste is not flowery at all, so perhaps some more rose extract should be added. However, be careful, as the use of flowers easily moves from being delicate towards tasting like soap !!!

Rose cookies:
  • 130 g (cake) flour
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 5 tablespoons rose sugar
  • 125 g cold butter (with salt) - cut in smaller pieces
  • 2 teaspoons rose extract
  1. Weight all the dry ingredients into the food processor and mix it thoroughly
  2. Add butter pieces and rose extract into the dry ingredients, let the food processor mix, until a cookies dough is formed.
  3. Roll the cookie dough into a long roll on a piece of baking paper or cling film.
  4. Place the cookie dough cold in the refrigerator  for minimum 30 minutes or longer.
  5. Heat up the (conventional) oven to 200'C
  6. Cut the cookie dough into slices of 6-8 mm.
  7. Place the cookie slices on the baking tray covered with baking paper.
  8. Bake the cookies at 200'C in the upper part of the oven for 10-12 minutes
  9. Let the cookies cool down, before they are stored in an airtight container.
  10. Enjoy together with a nice cup of tea :-)

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