Rosettes – A Swedish Cookie

Have you ever heard of Rosettes? Neither had I. Rosettes are a unique and special treat that remind me a lot of tiny funnel cakes. And who doesn’t like funnel cakes? Why limit such a fun cookie to only Christmas time?!

Rosettes originated in Sweden; however, many other countries utilized the recipe and made it their own. For instance, Finland serves Rosettes on May Day, instead of funnel cakes. Turkey calls them demur tatlisi, which means “iron pudding” because of this iron used to make them:

rosette iron

As a light and lacy cookie, Rosettes come in many different designs and shapes, just like cut-out cookies–only a little fancier.


Rosette Ingredients:

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar (if desired for topping)

Chocolate Glaze (optional):

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Directions for Rosettes:

  1. In medium bowl, beat sugar, salt and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  2. Beat in the oil, water and flour until batter is smooth.
  3. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2-3 inches of oil  to 400°F.
  4. Heat your rosette iron by placing it in the hot oil for one minute. Tap excess oil from iron onto paper towels.
  5. Dip the hot iron into your batter. Do not go over the top edge.
    rosette batter
  6. Fry for about 30 seconds or until golden brown.
  7. Immediately remove rosette. We use a table fork to pull it off of the iron. (If the Rosette isn’t crisp, your batter is too thick. Just add a little bit of water or milk to thin it out.)
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving or drizzle with chocolate glaze.

Directions for Chocolate Glaze:

  1. Place chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup, in a small, microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave uncovered on medium power for 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is melted.
  3. Mix well, then drizzle glaze over the Rosettes.

*adapted from Betty Crocker

I hope you love these unique treats. They would be great for Valentine’s Day, Easter, baby showers, or another fun event. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • April Fiet

    Thank you for this! Bookmarking is so I remember to do this for May Day!

  • Lindsey Bridges

    Awesome! And I hope you find that heart iron for Valentine’s Day!