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Easy cut out sugar cookie recipe decorated as rose cookies is perfect for valentines! These cookies are topped with royal icing and sprinkles.
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Rose cookies for valentines day

Small batch recipe for cut out sugar cookie decorated as rose cookies. Super soft, buttery and chewy cookies to charm your valentine!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Medium cookies
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Neha


  • 1 Cup (120 gms) Confectioners' sugar divided
  • 4 tsps Meringue powder divided
  • 1 Tbsp Water plus more for thinning
  • A few drops of coral red food coloring
  • 12 medium Sugar cookies
  • 2 Tbsp Sprinkles of choice


  • For Medium royal icing (to draw outlines and roses):
    1. Take ¼th (30 gms) of the confectioners sugar, add 1 tsp meringue powder to it. Add about ¼tsp of water, at a time to reach the desired consistency.
    2. Don't beat the icing on high speed, you can even do it with a fork. It will only take about a minute or two at most! We don't want to incorporate a lot of air into the icing or don't want it to be too fluffy either.
    3. Fill the icing in a bag and using wilton #3 tip draw out circular outlines on the cookies. Keep some icing aside to make roses.
    4. Tint the remaining icing with food coloring to create roses. Fill it in a bag.
    For flood consistency royal icing:
    1. Mix the remaining ¾th (90 gms) of sugar with 3 tsp of meringue and add water slowly to reach flooding consistency. This icing when lifted at a height and dropped back, will dissolve back in the bowl in about 12-15 seconds.
    2. Take care not to make it too thin. Fill the piping bag with about ⅔ of this white icing and color the rest with food coloring.
    3. Keep the white icing covered or in a bag. Draw outlines and flood the outer base section in the shape of "C" with coral icing and top it off with sprinkles immediately.
    3. Then flood inner white circles (one at a time) and quickly drop some medium consistency coral icing (that you previously piped) in the center, in circular shape. Then swirl it with a toothpick or scribe tool to create roses.
    4. Top with a long golden jimmy and a sprinkle ball to create stem and leaf.


Calories: 277kcal