Strawberry Rose Meltaways and Printable Gift Boxes

Jul 14, 2017 | Baking, Free Printables, Gift Giving

Just as the name suggests, our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream making them irresistible and full of flavour! You can use our printable hexagon favour boxes, which you can download below this post, to gift the biscuits.

🍓 Watch our video tutorial to see how to make these tasty strawberry rose meltaways!

Our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream. #strawberry #rose #cookies | countryhillcottage.com

More cookie and biscuit recipes

Our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream. #strawberry #rose #cookies | countryhillcottage.com

The Mary’s Rose Garden series

This recipe is part of our Mary’s Rose Garden series. Have a look at the links below to for more rose inspired projects:

 

Package treats and biscuits for friends and family in gorgeous hexagon favour boxes featuring our Mary’s Rose Garden. You can download the free printable at our blog. #freebie #printable #giftgiving | countryhillcottage.com

Strawberry Rose Meltaways

We decorated the biscuits with melted milk chocolate and rose petals. Instead, you can also opt to dust them with icing sugar.

Prep Time: 30 min

Chilling time:  2 – 3 hrs + 30 min

Oven Temperature: 160°C / 325°F / gas mark 3

Baking Time: 12 – 15 min

Cooling Time: 1 hr

Yields: 20 – 25 cookies

Materials

For the biscuits

  • 230 g (1 cup / 2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 125 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour plus some extra
  • 110 g (1 cup) cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) powdered (icing/confectioner’s) sugar

 

For the buttercream

  • 10 g freezed-dried strawberries
  • 80 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 120 g powdered sugar
  • 1 – 2 tbsp rose water

 

For the decoration

  • 60 g (2 oz) milk chocolate, melted
  • dried rose petals

Tools

  • kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons
  • blender or food processor
  • handheld mixer with whisk attachments
  • large mixing bowls
  • large metal spoon
  • sieve
  • rubber spatula
  • clingfilm (plastic/saran wrap)
  • rolling pin
  • round cookie cutter (4 cm/ 1.5 in)
  • silicone or non-stick baking mat
  • baking tray (sheet)

Instructions

1) Mix the biscuit dough

Using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter, icing sugar, dried rose petals and rose water in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Sift the flour and cornflour on top and stir to combine. Transfer the dough onto clingfilm and spread down flat. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for one hour to firm up.

 

2) Preheat the oven

While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F / gas mark 3).

 

3) Cut out he cookies

Place the dough on a non-stick baking mat, sprinkle lightly with flour and roll until 1/2 cm (1/4 in). This dough is too soft to transfer it, so it’s best to cut out the biscuits on the mat. Cut out individual rounds with a cutter dipped in flour and remove the excess dough. Chill the biscuits for another 30 minutes.

 

4) Bake the biscuits

Transfer the baking mat onto a baking tray and bake the biscuits for 12 to 15 minutes. Let the biscuits cool on a rack.

 

5) Make the buttercream

To make the buttercream, add the freeze-dried strawberries into a blender or food processor, and pulse until they become fine dust. In the bowl of a mixer, cream the icing sugar, butter and crushed strawberries until fluffy. Then add in the rosewater and mix until combined.

 

6) Fill and decorate the biscuits

Pipe half the biscuit rounds with strawberry buttercream and top with the other halves. Decorate the biscuits with melted chocolate and dried rose petals.

Difficulty: intermediate

Materials: strawberries, rosewater


Our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream. #strawberry #rose #cookies | countryhillcottage.com

Shelf life & storage of the strawberry rose meltaways

You can store the biscuits in airtight container in the fridge for 5 days, or freeze the unfilled and undecorated cookies for two months.

Our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream. #strawberry #rose #cookies | countryhillcottage.com

Craft the printable hexagon treat box

Print the printable lid and bottom on DIN A4 or US letter size cardstock or photo paper and cut out the two components along the grey lines. Working with a bone folder and ruler, crease along the grey lines and fold the sides inwards. Put glue on all the flaps that say “Glue”. You can either use double-sided tape, a strong glue stick, or superglue. To assemble the lid, adhere the sides parts so that a hexagon forms. Repeat this step for the bottom part, too. Now your favour box is ready to be filled with strawberry rose meltaways!

Tip: We also printed the decorative pattern on the back of the printables so the favour box looks pretty on the inside as well.

Package treats and biscuits for friends and family in gorgeous hexagon favour boxes featuring our Mary’s Rose Garden. You can download the free printable at our blog. #freebie #printable #giftgiving | countryhillcottage.com
Package treats and biscuits for friends and family in gorgeous hexagon favour boxes featuring our Mary’s Rose Garden. You can download the free printable at our blog. #freebie #printable #giftgiving | countryhillcottage.com
Our strawberry rose meltaways have a delicate, melt-in-your mouth texture. These biscuits are made with dried rose petals, and filled with an airy strawberry and rosewater buttercream. #strawberry #rose #cookies | countryhillcottage.com
Package treats and biscuits for friends and family in gorgeous hexagon favour boxes featuring our Mary’s Rose Garden. You can download the free printable at our blog. #freebie #printable #giftgiving | countryhillcottage.com

Free Printable Hexagon Treat Box

Click on the button to download your free printable hexagon treat box so you can gift give the strawberry rose meltaways and other cookies in style!

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