In my forthcoming book, Heirlooms (July 2022), gardens and flowers play a big role in all of the characters’ lives. I thought it would be fun to explore floral elements in this year’s Teapal recipe to honor that. I also love the sweet & spicy combination of cardamom, a spice I normally only bake with during the Christmas season, when we make Julekake. Cardamom tastes wonderful in these cookies, elevating the subtle rose flavor to a new layered level.
I used the recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking for my cookies, but followed the guidance from Milk and Cardamom for dipping them in white chocolate (wafers work best, as that recipe’s author notes) and sprinkling with rose petals. I didn’t use pistachios as I have developed a sensitivity toward them, but you might sprinkle those on, too, if you like!