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recipe for buttery rose and cardamom Persian love cookies

Rose Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

These incredibly buttery, crumbly, floral Rose Cardamom Shortbread Cookies are paired best with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Even though they look fancy, but these Middle eastern Persian Love cookies are simple to make.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Mediterranean, Persian
Servings 10


For Rose Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 cup (227 g) Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups (290 g) All Purpose Flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp Rose water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Dried Rose Petals
  • 1 tbsp Cardamom Powder

White Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup white chocolate, melted
  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals, slightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp pistachios, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, rose water, salt, and rose petals into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix on low for 2 minutes until the mixture is a coarse crumbly texture.
  • Shape the dough into a flat disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Roll out half the dough in between two sheets of parchment paper until it is 1/4 inch thick. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the cookies out with your cookie cutter.
  • Roll out the scraps with the rest of the dough and repeat until no dough is left.
  • Place the cookies onto the parchment-lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just start to brown. Cool completely on a rack.
  • Pour the melted chocolate into a jar that is wide enough to fit your cookies. Dip the cookies into the chocolate until half of it is covered. Shake off any excess chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with chopped pistachios and crushed rose petals.
Keyword butter cookies, cardamom, Indian Cookies, middle eastern cookies, persian love cookies, Rose Water, shortbread cookies
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