Rose Butter

Recipe for Making Rose Petal Butter

rose petal recipes

Rose Butter is very easy to make. It is especially nice for special occasions such as a Garden Party, Outdoor Wedding, Shower, or any festive event.

All rose petals are edible, so you can use what you have.

Be sure to use only petals from your own garden,or from ones that you know are organically grown. Roses from unknown sources (such as a florist) could contain pesticides and should NOT be eaten!

The following Recipe was sent in by a reader (Jill from New York)

Rose Butter Recipe


  • 1 stick butter softened

  • 1/4 cup fresh rose petals, (from fragrant roses) washed and dried

  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners Sugar, (or) 1 tablespoon superfine sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


Before using rose petals, first remove petals from flowers, and rinse well in cold water. Gently pat dry with paper towel. Roll petals into a ball and cut very fine (mince)

Mash softened butter with a fork until smooth. When soft enough, add the extract and minced rose petals. Put mixture into a decorative bowl or butter crock. Refrigerate.

This butter can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.
Recipe makes about 1/2 cup of 'rose' butter.
Great spread on sugar cookies.

Carols comments:
Thanks Jill, this is a great recipe!
Another serving suggestion is to roll the finished butter into small balls, and then place inside open rose flowers.
For a festive occasion, it looks very pretty. You can use use fine china, topped with a white paper doily, then a scoop of the prepared butter sits inside the open rose flowers. (I saw this done at a Garden Party, and it was very pretty)


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