Put the sugar and water in a heavy base or nonstick pan and heat to dissolve the sugar. Increase the heat and boil for 10 minutes to make a simple syrup. Mix in the rose water and orange zest and set aside.
Combine powdered milk, flour, semolina, melted butter,ground cardamom, and saffron in a bowl. Mix well with a little milk to make a soft dough.
Using a teaspoon, make and roll balls until all of the dough is used.