Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Rosette Cookies

Scandinavian Christmas Cookies 
Have you ever made rosette cookies?
They're a Scandinavian treat, but very similar to funnel cake that you'd find at a fair. I remember making these with my mom when I was young. 
{Although these aren't cookies for making with really little ones, because of the hot oil and all.}

The good news is that you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard right now...
Rosette ingredients 
...the bad news is you need these rosette irons to do the job. 
Rosette Irons 
But have no fear, they are easily found on Amazon, or at many culinary shops, or even thrifted like I found some of mine. 

To make rosettes, first you will want to heat up a couple inches of oil in your best pan. It needs to reach about 350-375 degrees. 
Hot oil 
To make the batter, you simply beat 2 eggs with 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Mixing rosette batter 
Once that is well beaten, add 1 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup sifted flour. Then mix well. 
Sifting 
Once mixed, you can separate the batter to create different colors with food coloring. 
Making colored rosettes 
Once the oil is nice and hot, heat your rosette iron up in the oil for a good couple minutes. It needs to be hot or else the batter won't stick to it. 
Heating the iron 
After heating up the rosette iron, dip it gently into the batter, coating the iron almost to the top. It should be sizzling when you dip it!
Dipping rosette iron in batter 
Then you'll immediately place the iron in the hot oil and let it sizzle. 
Rosette iron at work 
Let it cook about 30 seconds until the rosette is a nice golden color. 
Frying rosettes
Then, gently pry the rosette off the iron and onto a drying rack or paper towels. Flip the rosette over to drain of hot oil. 
Finishing rosettes 
This was my first rosette today, and also my most perfect one! Not all of the rosettes will look so perfect, but that's okay. Some people display and serve their rosettes this way, but others serve them up-side down. It doesn't matter, which ever way you prefer. 
Perfect rosette 
If your rosette falls off the iron in the oil, no worries, simply let it brown and remove it with a fork. 
Rosette fell off 
Once you're done, sprinkle the rosettes with powdered sugar. 
Like a little coating of snow.
Plate of Rosettes
These cookies are so delicious!
Christmas Rosettes
Scandinavian Christmas rosette cookies are light and crispy and just sweet enough!

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 T. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1 c. milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. flour

Directions:
1. Beat eggs, sugar, and salt in medium mixing bowl.
2. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. 
3. Heat rosette iron in hot oil (around 350-375 degrees) for a couple minutes. 
4. Dip iron into batter, coating iron nearly up to the top side, immediately place iron with batter into hot oil. 
5. Let rosette cook in oil for 30 seconds or until a nice golden color. Then slip off rosette iron onto cooking rack or paper towels using a fork. 
6. Heat iron for another minute before repeating process. 
7. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and serve warm or cooled. 


Enjoy!

XO
Heather

6 comments:

  1. Mmm - these look good. We used to make them when I was younger - I just might have to dig up the irons.
    :)
    C

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    1. You should! I forgot how good they are :)

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  2. I remember mom made those maybe once. I loved them so much. I hope there are some cooking at Lark and Lola house this weekend for no particular reason. They look beautiful!

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  3. Wow! I never thought of adding food coloring! Love it and now...on to the Kringla!!!

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    1. Yes, it was a new idea, but I like it! What's Kringla?

      Thanks for visiting and for commenting!

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