Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies

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Part of the fun of eating a Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that will snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats. There’s no way around it so just give in and let it snow!
 
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For me, these Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies bring back fond memories of when I was growing up along with my older sister and my twin brother.

My mom used to make rosettes at Christmastime when we were kids. They were always a huge hit and always left a telltale dusting of confectioners sugar on our faces and clothing as the crispily fried cookies broke on the first, light bite.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies is available near the end of this post. 

Part of the fun of eating a Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that will snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats. There's no way around it so just give in and let it snow! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list;

  • eggs
  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • milk
  • almond extract
  • salt
  • light colored oil
  • confectioners sugar

A few tips and pointers;

  • A Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookie is made with a batter that uses minimal ingredients and reminds me of a very thin pancake or crepe batter.
  • Hot canola oil (or other light oil such as coconut or peanut) is brought to frying temperature and is used to heat the irons.
  • The irons are then dipped into the batter and carefully submerged into the oil for a minute or two until the cookies loosen themselves from the iron and float freely away, frying up to a crispy golden brown.
  • Using a shallow pie pan works best for the batter as opposed to a deep bowl. 
  • *Note – It only takes a matter of minutes to fry the rosettes so make sure you don’t stray from the pan during this process.  Rosettes are delicate and will need your undivided attention, so please plan accordingly.

 

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If you’re ready, let’s get frying!

  • Heat approximately 2 inches of oil to 375-degrees in a large, high sided pan.
  • Dip the rosette iron into the hot oil to prime the iron before dipping the iron into the batter.
  • Whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour, milk almond extract and salt to form a thin batter.
  • Dip the hot iron into the batter, making sure NOT to totally submerge it under the batter.
  • Carefully place the batter coated iron into the hot oil and fry until the cookies are lightly golden.

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  • After making a few rosettes using a deep bowl, I decided that I’d better transfer my batter to a shallow dish to make the dipping easier as the batter got used up.
  • *Note – It’s best to start with a shallow dish in the first place so you won’t have extra dishes to wash. Do as I say, not as I do 🙂

  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked rosettes to some brown paper bags or paper towels in order to drain off the excess oil.
  • Once the rosettes are completely cool, sprinkle them with confectioners sugar and serve.

 
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Rosette cookies are of Scandinavian origin and are traditionally made during Christmas time. They are made using special cast-aluminum rosette irons, of which you can find many different designs (I bought mine on Amazon).
 
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies with Confectioners Sugar Dusting. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!
 
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Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies with Confectioners Sugar Dusting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Part of the fun of eating a Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that will snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats. There's no way around it so just give in and let it snow!
Course: Dessert - Cookies, fried dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: fried cookies, fried rosette snowflake cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 89 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups canola oil or other light, high-temperature oil
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat 2" of canola oil in a high sided pan to a temperature of 375 degrees.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs and sugar; beat well. Add in the flour, milk, almond extract, and salt and whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a rosette iron in the oil for 1-2 minutes. 
  4. Drain the excess oil from the iron. Dip the iron into the batter just to the top of the iron but DO NOT to cover the top or the rosette won't release from the iron.

  5. Place the iron carefully and immediately into the hot oil until it gently frees itself from the iron. *Note - If needed you can use a butter knife to gently and carefully coax the cookie off the iron.

  6. Fry the rosette turning once until golden. This happens quickly so do not divert your attention frying.

  7. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lift the cookie upside down out of the oil to drain and place the fried cookie on brown bags or paper towels to drain.
  8. Reheat the iron in the oil, and continue the same steps until all the batter is used.
  9. Once completely cooled sprinkle the rosettes with confectioners’ sugar and serve.
Recipe Notes

Store in a cool dry place in a covered container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies with Confectioners Sugar Dusting
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

 
Part of the fun of eating a Rosette Snowflake Cookie is the dusting of confectioners sugar that will snow down the front of your shirt as you crunch into these crispy little holiday treats. There's no way around it so just give in and let it snow! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

I’m pretty sure Santa would love these Rosette Snowflake Cookies to be waiting for him when he makes his delivery at your house on Christmas Eve! Plus, the snowstorm of confectioners sugar will go virtually unnoticed with his long white beard. HO!HO!HO!

Dear Santa hand painted cookie plate
 
 
Merry Christmas Everyone!!! I wish you all great health, much love, heartfelt joy, unbridled laughter, and delicious food and drink!
 

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25 Comments

  1. This brings back memories for me too. Grandma used to make them and I've never tried. Happy holidays!

  2. These are just gorgeous. Love them!

  3. I love the "snow" on top! So festive! 🙂

  4. They are so pretty! Sadly I've never had these and I think I'm missing out on something wonderful 🙁

  5. They looks so light and pretty!

  6. I have never heard of these cookies before! I'm so sad I haven't been able to eat them my whole life. I feel like it sounds easy enough to try. This must happen!

  7. These are beautiful and so so festive. I bet they taste amazing too!

  8. These look so good! I've lived in Sweden twice (including during the winter) and my Swedish friends and host family never introduced me to these. Bad boys and girls. 🙁 So pretty, too!

  9. I've been waiting to see the final results every since I saw your photo on Facebook! Oh my gosh, never have I seen a more beautiful cookie! I just have to make these! Aren't things like this wonderful…. things that bring back such amazing memories!

  10. I haven't cookies like this in eons—and that's a long long time. I had no idea how to make them.
    GREAT photo explanation—–

  11. Do you know where I can purchase one of these Irons? I have been looking for one…

  12. These cookies look so perfect and beautiful. I’ve tried to make these a few times but here in humid South Florida they just don’t seem to want to stay crisp. I love when I can get one that’s super crispy. Got any extras? lol

  13. Oh wow! These are so gorgeous! I need to add this to my Christmas baking.

  14. Kasey Schwartz

    Well, these just look amazing! I’ve never tried to make these kinds of cookies but they look delish!

  15. I love how helpful your pictures are as I have never made these. Now, I can see that they are not challenging to make and the results are gorgeous!

  16. Appealing to the eye and sure making my mouth water!

  17. These are too beautiful for words.

  18. How gorgeous, Renee! Now I want to go buy a rosette iron!

  19. These are seriously amazing! Love your works!

  20. Do you make Rosetta cookies to sell?

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