A traditional shortbread with a fragrant twist created by local organic producers and retailers, Steenbergs Organic.

  • 20 mins + cooling time
  • 10
  • Easy


  • 250g butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 360g plain flour
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 1-2 tsp rose petals 
  • Rose sugar for sprinkling


Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light in colour

Gently stir in the flour, rose petals and rosewater until it comes together in to a dough. Turn out on to a work surface, and roll until 1.5 cm thick.

Cut into fingers or different shapes, chill in the fridge for 30 mins.

Bake for 10- 12 minutes until golden brown.

Transfer to wire cooling rack and sprinkle with rose sugar.


About The Author

Steenbergs Organic is a family-run, friendly firm committed to Fairtrade, the environment and people. It was set up in 2003 by Axel and Sophie Steenberg in North Yorkshire. They are at the forefront of Fairtrade spices in the UK and Europe and continually strives to work in an eco-friendly manner.

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