saffron pistachio cookies

saffron pistachio cookies

a treat on Noruz spread

prep: 10'
bake: 10'
20-25 cookies

At New Year you need some yummy sweets on your Persian Sofre Haftseen. These cookies are the manifestation of true Persian pistachio and saffron tastes.


  • room temperature butter 100g
  • caster sugar 100g
  • plain flour 200g
  • ground cardamom 1 tsp
  • rosé water 1 tbsp
  • 20 crushed pistachios
  • 1tbs saffron steeped in hot water


  • preheat the oven at 180°C
  • using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
  • add the saffron, rose water, cardamom and pistachios
  • add the flour gradually until a soft dough is formed
  • roll out the dough between two pieces of baking sheets
  • cut using your favourite cutter
  • press some crushed pistachios on each cookie using a rolling pin
  • place the cookies in the oven tray covered with a baking sheet
  • bake for 10 minutes
  • let cool and then using a spatula gently remove from the tray
  • serve with your favourite tea

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