Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review of Favorite Christmas Cookies - Rosettes Recipe

Review of Favorite Christmas Cookies - Rosettes Recipe
Nothing says Christmas to me like my grandmother’s rosette cookies.  Coming together as a family during the holidays means making, and then inhaling, these Scandinavian treat delights (my highest dessert rating).

These lacy snowflake-like cookies are as much eye candy as they are absolutely the tastiest lighter-than-air, flaky pastry you will ever eat.  I don’t think there is a more beautiful holiday food than rosettes.  Just having a plate of these delicate cookies on your table will instantly make the season more merry and bright.

If you are looking for a unique gift for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, or co-workers, this is a delightful way to share the warm spirit of the season.  Simply create a gift basket filled with rosettes, or even better, offer a kit with the recipe, a set of rosette irons, and the mix.  You just might help someone start a treasured holiday tradition.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, sugar, and salt until blended.
  2. Use a sifter to mix in your flour.  Add milk and vanilla.
  3. Add three to four inches of cooking oil to a deep fryer or stove top pan.
  4. Use candy thermometer to heat oil to 365 degrees (Fahrenheit).
  5. Heat rosette iron in the oil for at least two minutes.
  6. Remove heated rosette iron from the oil.  Let excess oil drain off the iron.
  7. Carefully dip the hot iron into batter (leaving a 1/4 inch margin at top of iron).
  8. Immerse rosette iron into heated oil.  Fry batter until golden.
  9. Use skimmer to remove rosette from oil.  Drip off excess oil.
  10. Place rosette on drying rack.  Sprinkle with sugar (granulated or powdered) just before serving.
  11. Reheat rosette iron in hot oil for one minute and repeat the process.
Serves: 10     Prep Time: 15 Minutes     Total Time: 30 Minutes

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  1. Oh wow, I did not know that these were so easy to make. They look like they take so much time and they are really pretty. I have a Bake Sale coming up on the weekend and these would be a pretty offering for sure. Thanks for teaching me something new and so pretty.

    1. The only thing that is tricky about making rosettes, at least in my experience, is humidity. When I lived in the Deep South, I found that extreme humidity is the enemy of light, crispy, flaky cookies. Other than that, the most important thing is keeping the oil the right temperature. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always appreciated!

  2. Oh, my! They really are beautiful! I have never seen the rosettes before. What a lovely addition to any table and holiday. I love the idea of making a gift basket, but I think I should start with gifting myself with the rosette irons so I can make them myself. That recipe is certainly easy enough and it gives me a good excuse to get out my electric skillet. The recipe and cookie cooking method reminds me of a beignet. I just need to master using the decorative irons. Now that I know how, I look forward to playing in the kitchen! Awesome!!! Thanks Diana!

    1. Yes... please do gift yourself. I think you will enjoy making these rosettes and your family is sure to love them. My mother made them for Christmas and Easter. My grandmother made them for our Christmas celebrations. They have irons for many different seasonal events.

  3. These sound scrumptious! Thanks for the easy to follow directions

  4. Beautiful cookies. A surefire way to 'dress' a party table at Christmastime. Both beautiful and yummy! Thanks for the recipe, Diana.

  5. Oh wow...... these look delicious and the how-to seems so interesting. I might try this over Christmas break!

    1. Let me know what you think if you give this a try. Happy holidays!

  6. I have never heard of these either, I absolutely love how they look and they sound like something everyone will enjoy eating.

    1. Glad I could introduce you to something new. Rosettes are an old holiday tradition in many parts of the world (sometimes called by different names).

  7. Have never heard of these? they look delicious. What a beautiful looking desert to add to a table setting as well. Although, they wouldn't last long after people taste how good they are, yum!

    1. You are right about rosettes never lasting very long. Put out a serving plate of these pastry cookies and they quickly vanish.


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