Cardamom Rose Cookies


Once upon a time, my roommate bought one pound of dried rose petals off of Amazon. Now I’m not great with pounds and ounces and all that, I don’t know what a pound of anything looks like, but let me tell you, rose petals are light as a feather, and a pound of rose petals is a lot.

So, if all goes well, this is the first of many rose recipes.


I say if all goes well, because I already had a bit of an ordeal with the rose petals. I tried to make some diy rose water, which involves boiling a pot of water full of rose petals and collecting the rose scented steam.


My first batch of rose water (which was about 2 Tablespoons lol) was great. The second batch smelled and tasted like mesquite because, yep, you guessed it, I steamed all the water out of the pot and burnt those poor little rose petals to a crisp.


You will find the remains of them still stuck to the bottom of my now hideously black pot. So, this is a warning to all of you who might consider making your own rose water. Water is an important part of that equation.

Anyway, without further ado, the inaugural rose recipe!

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Cardamom Rose Cookies

  • Author: hungryhungryhibma
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x


Yeah, chocolate chip cookies are fine, but everybody’s had ’em. Switch it up and try a cardamom rose cookie! They are so fun! Seriously, you might forget about chocolate chips all together because cardamom and rose are such fantastic flavors to put in a cookie!



  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
  • Culinary rose petals, for garnish (optional)

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 teaspoons rose water
  • 2 Tablespoons milk (more as needed)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. 

In a separate bowl, with a mixer, cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Add egg and rose water and mix until combined. 

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients until just combined. 

Roll the dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. 

Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the bottoms are beginning to turn golden brown.

For the glaze, combine all ingredients, adding milk until desired consistency is created. When the cookies have cooled, dip the tops in the glaze. Top with a sprinkle of rose petals. 


Recipe inspired by Food Network

Keywords: cookies, rose, cardamom, sugar, glaze

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