Rosette Cookies – International
Many cultures use iron molds to create thin, cookie-like fritters, known as Rosette cookies. They are made from wheat flour, eggs, sugar, and full milk combined to make the batter. Typically, icing or sugar coats the margins of Rosettes and Rosette irons with elaborate designs.
Although the origin of the name traces to the Norwegian word “rosettbakkels,” there are various versions and designs of this cookie. Crispy Rosettes can be distinguished by their lacy design, and traditional Christmastime Rosettes are shaped like Christmas trees. Rosettes are known as “struvor” in Swedish, “demir tatlisi” in Turkish, “flores manchegas” in Spanish, “shirini panjerei” in Persian, and “chebbak el-janna” in Tunisian cuisine.