Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

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Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

Rose swirl cookies are fancy looking and perfect to have with tea. They are so pretty….almost too pretty to eat! Truth be told, they are actually super-duper easy especially when you use a Keebler cookie for the base.  I made two packages of cookies into the rose swirl cookies in only 20 minutes.

Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

Tea parties are something that I have been having since I was a young girl. What young child doesn’t?  Everyone know that the best part of the tea party is the cookies. Am I right?!?

Making these extra special rose swirl cookies doesn’t take long at all and the result is spectacular.

Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

A little Bella Bucchiotti tea party…whether with real tea or just using my imagination…was always a lovely affair.  As you can see, eight year old Bella clearly had a thing for fancy beverages. 🙂

Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first? – Peter Pan

Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

I worked a few summers at cupcake bakery. It was a great job for a foodie like me. It was not just any cupcake bakery…it was at Cupcakes by Heather and Lori (from the Food Network show The Cupcake Girls!!). It is safe to say that during those summers I learned a LOT about making buttercream and icing cupcakes.

Easy Rose Swirl Cookies
  1. Keebler cookies
Buttercream Icing
  1. 1 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 6 to 8 Cups Icing sugar
  3. ½ Cup milk
  4. 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. Food Gel Colors
  1. In bowl of mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth.
  2. With mixer on low speed add 6 cups of the icing sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix until fluffy.
  3. If necessary, slowly add more icing sugar to get to desired consistency.
  4. Divide buttercream into bowls and colour with gel, mixing completely.
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To make the icing rose swirl on the cookie follow these easy steps:

  • Fit a piping bag with a large star or flower tip.
  • Starting at the center of a cookie, with tip perpendicular to the cookies, begin piping.
  • Continue to pipe in an outward swirl until icing covers most of the cookie.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies.

Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

I picked up the Keebler cookies that I used for the rose swirl cookies at my local Fred Meyer.  Any round variety will work. I use both the Simply Made Butter and Sandies.

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Easy Rose Swirl Cookies

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  • Oh those cookies look amazing. I’m not really good when it comes to designing cookies but I want to try this. My little one would LOVE this.

  • Robin Rue

    Those cookies are almost too pretty to eat 🙂 You should open a bakery. Seriously – you are very talented.

  • Amy Scott

    Works of art!

  • Those are gorgeous! You’re so talented!!!

  • Candy Kage

    I don’t think mine will turn out at pretty as yours.

  • These are seriously so darn cute! What a great way to add some decoration to some very yummy cookies! I need to practice my skills when it comes to decorating. I have some of the tools but I need to really work on it! Yours turned out so beautifully!

  • What a great idea! So easy and super cute. And I love the little Bella tea party pics!

  • Kristen Dann

    Looking at these cookies I would have thought they’d be more difficult, something I would never have tried. I’m glad to see they’re actually easy and might try them soon!

  • So cute, I live for a good tea party. I suck at baking cookies, I never thought to just buy and then decorate. I’m totally trying this out.

  • linda spiker

    Super cute! Love the color.

  • Francis Powell

    Really eye catching, bright colors. Do they taste as good as they look?

  • sarah Lea

    Oh! These are lovely, they look so beautiful and delicious! I will give this recipe a try and make some with my kids for our next picnic, thank you for sharing 🙂 xx

  • These are so pretty. You make it look so easy. I don’t think mine would turn out that pretty.

    • After a little pratice you will icing like a pro!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Jeanette

    These look delicious I need to make these with my child because we would have a fun time with it. Every time I’ve ever tried to make a flower it always turned out wrong but this looks so much easier.

  • I love tea parties too! These are such a sweet little treat!

  • Very pretty – great tutorial on the rose icing!

  • I love the colours you have used for the icing! Pink and blue ones would make a great addition to a baby shower or baby gender reveal party!

  • Shame this giveaway is not available in my area. The cupcakes are lovely, I would like to make some for my upcoming birthday. I am still thinking on what to make to serve my friends at the party. 🙂

  • You are always making the prettiest things! Love your creativity.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • The icing work on the cookies is fantastic! They really look like small little roses. I wish I could ice things that well.

  • WhatWouldVWear

    OMG! This looks so good, Bella! My son would totally love this! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!!

    xoxo, Vanessa


    • I hope you and your son enjoy them Vanessa!!! Thank you so much for your support!!

  • Kita www.saywhatuwanna.com

    My daughter would totally love to make these and then have a tea party with me or her friends. This will be great practice for her because she wants to be a pastry chef.

  • Carrie Colbert

    So beautiful, Bella! Wow you are talented.



  • Darcy from A Memory of Us

    Oh my goodness those look delicious!! They would be the perfect dessert for a party!

  • I made cupcakes for my brother this past weekend and man, icing is so hard! I didn’t have a lot of the right piping tools but I still feel like I would have a hard time even if I did. Your cookies look great, props to you for having a steady hand!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • I have lots of practice icing cupcakes so cookies are very easy to ice for me. Just keep practicing then you will be a pro! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • These look so good! I need to learn how to do rose swirls – they make everything more beautiful!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    • Its so easy!!! Practice makes perfect. Thank you so much for stopping by lovely!

  • The Confused Millennial

    These look delicious!

  • the frosting looks so fancy! what a cute and simple idea! love it!


  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Very cute!! I’m not much of an icing fan, but I love that the colors scream summer.

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Oh no 🙁 I wish that the giveaway was available in my region. I love the look of the rose swirl cookies!

  • Rae

    I will never tell anyone that you started with plain old store-bought cookies!
    Now to practice with the icing…

    • I usually make cookies but its so much earlier to make pretty icing and use store bought cookies for a last min tea party!!!

  • These are so cute! You were adorable as a kiddo too! 🙂

  • Great idea! I love that you took a simple packaged cookie and added your own flare to it! Perfect for tea time 🙂

    – Nicole @ http://www.WorkWearWander.com

  • These are super cute, I am going to see if my daughter will make them as she loves stuff like this!

  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley

    those are almost too cute to eat… almost is the key word, I’ll have to make these for me and the kids : )

  • Kayleigh

    These look gorgeous and yummy!

  • Totally salivating over here! I saw these on Instagram and made a mental note to come check these out 🙂

  • These look so delicious , i’m loving the colourful swirl.


  • Oh these are look so good. I love the fun colors. This would be a great idea for parties.

  • Maggie Unzueta

    Love these rose swirl cookies. They look so easy to make too.

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    These look so good!!

    Adi xx

  • Oh my goodness, these are so adorable and they look so good! Definitely saving this recipe!

    Stephanie | http://www.stephanietherese.com

  • Clare Speer

    These are so colorful and festive!!! Perfect for a girls’ day or fun gathering!! ?❤️???

  • Lilies + Lambs

    I’m throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party in a few weeks for my daughter’s first- these would be perfect! Thank you! xx

  • Ashley

    These are the cutest!! Dying over your throwback pictures too! How cute are you!!

    xo Ashley

  • Savannah Ward

    I LOVE these pictures! And I love the bright colored icing 🙂


  • I’m assuming it’s the same technique to frost a cake this way? I would love to do a cake with this!

  • These are so cute! Honestly, you need to teach me how to be a good baker/cook haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg! How cute are these cookies?!?! I definitely need to give them a try!

  • Kristin Thompson

    This is such an adorable idea and they came out so pretty! I’m jealous that you used to work at such an awesome cupcake bakery, that must have been so much fun!!

    The Blush Blonde

  • Alison

    These cookies are so cute! I love the way the roses turned out. They would be so fun for a baby shower!

  • Brionna G

    Keebler cookies are loved by my entire family. Those rose swirl cookies are super cute and look delicious.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    These cookies look gorgeous! I love the rose swirl on top and they are perfect for a tea party or any type of party! I love how bright and colorful they are!

  • This looks so good, Bella! Yes, it’s a fantastic idea!
    Not available in my region 😉
    Happy Wednesday dear!

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    Ahh.. those colors are so tempting.. Cookies loaded with cream cant be any better. superb idea. Thanks for sharing Bella 🙂

  • Rebecca Swenor

    These easy rose swirl cookies look gorgeous and they really do look easy to make too. Keebler Simply Made Butter Cookies is one of my favorite store bought cookies. Thanks for sharing the giveaway and the easy rose swirl recipe.

  • These look adorable. They would be perfect for a wedding shower or birthday party. I’m not very crafty, but I might give these cookies a try.

  • Tori Gabriel

    These are so cute. My girls love tea parties. My Toddler gets her soft toy cats out and sits them on their own chairs and serves them tea. These would really make their party complete!

  • Tales of a New Mom

    This is awesome! I’m gonna do this with my cosins!


    Oh my word, these are so cute! I love how colorful they are. Great idea.

  • adriana nudo

    These are sooo cute! What a fun idea for these cookies, your icing flowers came out so beautifully!

  • kmaryam

    the fact that they’re already made is amazing ! I LOVE tea can’t wait to try these ! If they’re as cute as yours I’ll decorate my house with them haha

  • These are so PRETTY! and they look so easy to make!! The perfect treat!

  • Beautiful cookies! It makes a huge difference when you decorate them like that. You have chose such great colours – nice, bright and delicious looking:) Schools are out this saturday so perhaps i will treat the kids with some cookies 🙂

  • avecmomma

    looking so yummy

  • Hannah Adkins

    This looks too pretty to eat! I always have trouble with my icing turning out looking good. You seem to really have it down!

  • So far so Sabine

    That pink color on top looks so crazy yum!

  • Gorgeous photos! I love the colors of rose swirls icing! I am practicing with my icing but it’s a little hard for me to turn around my cupcakes. I’ve pinned yours in my board. 🙂

  • Those look too gorgeous to eat!!! They are very impressive. I am sure they are also delicious! Thank you for sharing such a great recipe! Your photos are amazing too! I can’t wait to find the time to try these! 🙂

  • Jillian

    Wow these look delicious! You make that icing look so easy to do, I’ll have to give it a try!


  • Gwynne

    My daughter loves tea parties too. These are cute and quick to make!! Very nice!

  • Brown Sugar

    These are so pretty! I am definitley pinning these!