Turkish delight and rosewater cookies

An irresistible gift for anyone who loves Turkish delight! The biscuits will keep longer if they're presented in a tin or jar.

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 mins plus cooling
  • Total time: 45 mins plus cooling

Makes: Makes about 40


150g lightly salted butter, chilled, plus extra for greasing
325g pack Sultan's Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight
175 g self-raising flour
25g icing sugar, plus plenty extra for dusting
100g ground almonds
1 egg yolk
2 tsp rosewater


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease 2 baking sheets. Reserve 6 pieces of Turkish delight and cut all the remaining pieces into 1cm cubes.
  2. Put the flour and butter in a food processor and blend lightly to mix. Add 25g icing sugar, the ground almonds, egg yolk, rosewater and diced Turkish delight, then blend until the mixture forms a dough.
  3. Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a log, about 40cm long. Using a knife, cut into 1cm wide pieces and roll each into a ball. Space slightly apart on the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes, until pale golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Halve the reserved pieces of Turkish delight. Toss the cookies in plenty of icing sugar. Arrange in a box, tin or jar, scattering the Turkish delight in between.