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Persian love cookies

Ruchi Bhatia
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Persian love cookies RECIPE

These cookies are so beautiful and aromatic that you'll fall in love with them.

Recipe Tags

  • Middle Eastern
  • Baking

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 140 g almond meal
  2. 110 g icing sugar sifted
  3. ½ tsp nutmeg
  4. ⅓ cup dried rose petals
  5. 80 g pistachios finely sliced
  6. 1 tsp rosewater
  7. ⅓ cup dried rose petals
  8. 1 egg white
  9. Icing
  10. 1½ tsp pomegranate juice
  11. 60 g icing sugar sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine the almond meal, icing sugar, nutmeg, cardamom and rose petals in a mixing bowl. Stir through the egg white and rosewater until it comes together.
  3. Take tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into balls, then roll them in the sliced pistachios to coat well.
  4. Place the balls onto the baking tray and press down to about a 1 centimetre thickness. Bake for 20 minutes until pale golden. Cool completely on the tray before icing.
  5. Icing Stir the icing sugar and pomegranate juice together until combined. Either spoon the icing over the cookies or pipe it. Allow the icing to set completely before storing in a container.

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Ashima Singh
Ashima Singh   Feb-20-2017

they look stunning

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