Rose butter cookies: they literally melt in your mouth!

Total time: 42 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist

Sometimes all you need is an easy cookie recipe that looks amazing but doesn’t require as much effort. Rose butter cookies are a classic treat that is sure to taste as pretty as they look. These buttery, melt-in-the-mouth cookies have a delicate rose shape (made easily with a piping bag and tip) and are made with simple pantry ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. They’re easy to make, and unlike other cookies aren’t too sweet, but still full of buttery flavor. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or an anniversary) or just for yourself as an everyday treat, these rose butter cookies will be sure to please.


What are Rose Butter Cookies

These cookies are similar to homemade Danish butter cookies and are also known as old-fashioned butter cookies. Made with lots of butter, the cookies are soft and melt in the mouth. Because the dough is soft, it’s easy to shape into rose forms. You can experiment with other piping tips to create all kinds of shapes and designs!

Rose Butter Cookies Ingredients

Butter – use high-quality salted butter (not margarine), softened at room temperature

Powdered Sugar – powdered sugar contains a small bit of cornstarch which makes the cookies light and more tender

Egg – eggs should be at room temperature

Flour – use all-purpose flour

How To Soften Butter Quickly

It happens to all of us! You want to start baking, only to discover you left the butter in the fridge! Fortunately, there is a way to get your butter to room temperature quickly and efficiently.

Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for bursts of 10 seconds at 50% power. Continue to do this until the butter is soft, but not melted.



If using unsalted butter, add ½ tsp salt to the dough.

Make sure the eggs are at room temperature. If your eggs are cold, place them in a bowl of tap water for 10 minutes before using them.

Measuring out the flour by cup might seem easy at first, but honestly, it's much better to do it by weight measurement. This means the flour will be measured more accurately and your cookies will turn out perfect.

If you prefer crispier cookies, you can leave them in the oven for a few minutes extra, but keep an eye on them so that they don't become too brown.

You can also use other extracts. A mixture of almond extract and vanilla extract goes very well with these rose butter cookies.

How to Store XYZ

Once the cookies have cooled completely, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. You could also put them in the refrigerator if you live in a humid and hot area.

How To Serve Rose Butter Cookies

Enjoy with a cup of hot tea or coffee, or with a glass of cold milk.

Powdered sugar
Vanilla Extract
2 tsp


Whisk creamed butter with powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.

Add the egg and vanilla extract, then whisk to combine.

Add the flour to the egg mixture, and mix to form a thick dough.

Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.

Using the piping bag, form rose-shaped butter cookies on a parchment-covered baking sheet.

Time to make your cookies!

Bake the cookies at 180°C/350°F for 12 minutes. Leave to cool down before serving.

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