Persian Raisin Cookies (Shirni Keshmeshi)

These beautiful classic Persian cookies (shirni keshmeshi) are soft, thin, crunchy, yet pillowy and filled with raisins. Shirni means sweet and keshmesh means raisin in Farsi language.


In all bakeries in Tehran, they would sell and have shirni keshmeshi. They are super easy and simple to make plus delicious. Raisin cookies served with a cupa tea.


Persian raisin cookies
150 g unsalted butter
100 g all-purpose flour
100 g sugar
50 g raisins
2 eggs
½ Tsp vanilla


Preheat the oven at 150C.
Mix butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until smooth. Add vanilla. Then fold in the raisins and at the end, fold in the flour bit at a time.

Scoop out the dough as size a walnut and place on a cookie sheet with wax paper with space between each dough from other one because cookies spread out.
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges of the cookies are golden.




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