Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a very bold statement regarding cookies.

Now, I know a lot of people think that white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are the best. But, I’m here today to tell you that there’s something better.

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

That something better is these oh-so-soft & chewy white chocolate rosewater cookies.

They’re a sort of cousin to the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. Like their less fabulous cousin, these cookies are still supremely soft and melt in your mouth chewy. They still have big luscious chunks of sweet and creamy white chocolate along with a nut component for crunch (hello almonds!). But, where they differ is the addition of rosewater which adds a delightful floral note to the sometimes too sweet cookies.

They’re my new favourite and they’re HEAVEN. You must make them!

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

Here are a few suggestions for when you might want to make these cookies:

  1. Now. Let’s be honest, you’re never going to stick to that new year’s resolution to not eat sweets, so might as well cave now.
  2. Valentine’s day! Combine her flowers and chocolate all in one this year!
  3. Your next girls night. Cookies and gossip basically go hand-in-hand.
  4. A baby shower
  5. A bridal shower
  6. A Tuesday night

Really, the possibilities are endless.

This recipe is inspired by a chocolate chip cookie recipe by Anna Olson. It’s an amazing recipe that uses cornstarch to make a delicious texture of cookie.

So, without further ado here’s how to make them:White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

Soft & Chewy White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

Tess Ciarloni
Love Rosewater?  Then you must taste these White Chocolate & Rosewater Cookies that are oh, so soft and chewy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg room temp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Rosewater
  • 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy using the paddle attachment in a mixer.
  • Scrape bowl and then beat in the egg, vanilla and rosewater.  Mixing until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Add the almonds and chopped white chocolate and mix until just combined.
  • Using a 2" scoop, scoop up some dough, level the top of the scoop and then place on your lined baking tray.  Leave about 1.5" between scoops.
  • Bake for about 8-9 minutes, or until the cookies are a golden brown on the bottom.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Keyword Easy and Unique Chewy Cooky Recipe, Irresistible Soft Rosewater White Chocolate Cookies, Pop Shop America Recipes

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

They’re just as easy to make as, say, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, but the subtle rosewater flavour just gives them something a little special. You don’t typically see rosewater in cookies, so it’s a pleasant floral surprise when you bite into the perfectly soft and chewy cookie 🙂

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies White Chocolate Rosewater Cookies

What do you think of these cookies? Are you a rosewater lover like me?

Let me know!

xo, Tess.

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