Chocolate Rosewater Sandwich Cookies

Posted August 26th, 2015 by Mimi

Remember that really long thread started with a hint from Melissa, on making biscuits from Cake MIx?

It's here if you don't remember it or haven't seen it yet...

This is still our favourite go-to quick treat, only different now because we use gluten free cake mix. Incidentally the Carrot cake one makes divine biscuits!

Anyway, a recent visitor emergency meant I had to get creative and I only had a cheapo butter cake mix on hand. I ended up with these Turkish Delight inspired bikkies, sandwiched with rosewater icing. Yumbo! Sorry if you thought this was a recipe with chopped up Turkish could of course do that too!

So here's what I did...

I preheated the oven to 180C and greased and lined two cookie trays.

To the cake mix, I added:

Four tablespoons salt reduced margarine (this just tastes better...any would do)

1 egg

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

I mixed that well, until it had a cookie dough sort of consistency.

I rolled them into small, walnut sized balls, flattened them slightly, and lined them up on the trays and into the oven they went. They were cooked after about 12 minutes. Ovens vary though, so give them up to 20 minutes depending upon your oven.

For the icing, I just made a basic neutral buttercream, using:

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1 tablespoon softened butter

Tiny drizzle milk

I mixed that well and added 2 teaspoons Rosewater essence, which I had from when I flavoured fondant with it for my granddaughters birthday cake. You could really use anything. Peppermint, orange, vanilla, strawberry or rum could all be scrumptious.

I used a toothpick dipped into pink colouring (you'd use green, or other colours if you wanted for other flavours), and made the icing a really pretty pink.

Once cooked and cooled, I sandwiched them together with the icing and they looked a real treat. No photo sorry...they were eaten too quickly!

They were yummmmmeeeeee!

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