Nan-E Gerdui - Traditional Persian Walnut Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Um Safia

This really is a Persian classic & is easy to make. This recipe comes from the book New Food of Life by famous Iranian cook & bestselling author Najmieh Batmanglij.

Top Review by Loves2Cook

Lovely cookie. Enjoyed by all. Agree with previous reviewer. The walnuts must be chopped very finely. I didn't have the problem of the egg yolks settling to the bottom, but I think from a texture stand-point more finely chopped walnuts is better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until creamy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and walnuts. Beat thoroughly for a few minutes with a wooden spoon.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F Grease a cookie sheet. Drop batter by the teaspoonful on the sheet, leaving about 2 1/2 inches between cookies. Decorate each one with ground pistachios.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the center of the oven. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool. Lift the cookies off the sheet.
  4. Arrange the cookies on a serving dish. Nush-e Jan!

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