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Shirini Gerdooee Recipe; Persian walnut Cookies

Shirini Gerdooee (Persian walnut cookie) is one of the most delicious and popular Iranian sweets. This sweet is known as walnut sweet because most of it consists of walnuts. Persian walnut cookies are usually served with tea because they are a little dry. Join Cooking County with the recipe of Shirini Gerdooee.

shirini gerdooee recipe

How to Make Shirini Gerdooee?


  • 90 grams egg white 
  • 200 grams powdered sugar 
  • 100 grams of walnut kernels 
  • 100 grams sponge cake 
  •  ½ teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar 


Step One

To prepare a delicious Shirini Gerdooee, put powdered sugar, walnut kernels, sponge cake, cocoa powder, and vanilla into the food processor, then mix well until the ingredients are entirely powdered and combined.

Step Two

Now pour the dry ingredients into a suitable pan, then add the egg white and mix well until it is well mixed. Next, we put the pan on low heat. 

Step Three 

Mix the ingredients continuously for 5 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat. 

Note: The ingredients shouldn’t reach the boiling point.

Step Four

Add liquid oil to the pan with vinegar and mix until they are combined. Then, let the dough rest for 1 hour at room temperature.

wlanut cookies paste

Step Five

15 minutes before the end of the resting time, turn on the oven at 200 degrees Celsius and let it heat up completely. After this time, cover the oven tray with oil paper and pour the dough into a pastry bag. 

Step Six

Now pipe the cookie dough into the oven tray long distances from each other, then press the cookies with a wet finger until the top is smooth. Next, place the tray on the middle floor of the oven.

Step Seven

Immediately after putting the cookies in the oven, reduce the heat to 175 degrees Celsius, then let the cookies stay in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on their size, until they are completely cooked. 

how to cook walnut cookies

How to Serve Shirini Gerdooee?

Now, remove the tray from the oven, and after the cookies cool down, we separate them from the oil paper and put them in a dish. Finally, we serve sweets with tea. Enjoy your meal.

persian walnut cookies

Key Points for Making Shirini Gerdooee

  • To store the walnut cake, you should put a piece of bread in the bowl, preventing the cake from drying out.
  • You can prepare this cake without an oven, but it will not crack. 
  • The oven must be hot for this cake to crack.
  • If the ingredients were too loose when pouring into the tray, add a little flour, and if it is hard and does not come out of the pastry bag, add a little egg white. 

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FAQs About Shirini Gerdooee

  • How much time does Shirini Gerdooee need to get ready?

The whole process takes 2 hours.

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