Valentine Cookies with Rose-Water Frosting & Sparkling Sugar

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This Valentine’s Day, demonstrate your love with homemade goodies that show just how much you care. Pair these rose-water-infused valentine cookies with a box of homemade chocolate, and your sweetheart’s sweet tooth will be thoroughly satisfied. You can customize these heart-shaped treats with colored frosting and sugar perfect for mixing and matching to your heart’s desire. Just make sure to save a cookie or two for yourself because self-love is important too!

Frosted Valentine Cookies with Milk and Roses |


2-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour
1-1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Fine Crystal Cane Sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Decorative Sparkling Sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp. rose water, divided in half
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. Bob’s Red Mill Double Acting Baking Powder
Food coloring (optional)
1/4 tsp. Bob’s Red Mill Sea Salt
1 egg


  1. In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In large bowl, beat cane sugar and butter. Add 1/8 tsp. rose water, vanilla and egg and mix again. Add flour mixture and stir until fully combined. Shape dough into ball, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. On lightly floured surface, roll out cold dough to 1/8” thickness. Use lightly floured heart-shaped cookie cutters and place cutouts 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until edges turn lightly golden. Rotate baking sheets halfway through baking time.
  6. To make frosting, in medium bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and rose water until smooth. Add additional milk to adjust consistency as needed, and add food coloring, if desired.
  7. To color sparking sugar, add 1 to 2 drops of food coloring to 1/4 cup of sugar at a time. Mix well to evenly distribute color.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before frosting and decorating with sugar.