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Persian Raisin Cookies (Shirini Keshmeshi)

Raisin Cookies made Persian style! These delicious and delicate cookies are perfect for the Persian new year or any other time of the year. They're crunchy on the edges and soft in the center, perfect for a snack or dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 155kcal


  • 1 ⅔ stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Eggs room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ⅔ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ cup Raisins


  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In a bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy and light. 
  • Add in the eggs one by one. Mix well after each addition. 
  • Add in the vanilla and stir well. 
  • Mix in flour and stir using a wooden spoon until it is all incorporated and you have a smooth dough. 
  • Mix in the raisins, make sure it's well incorporated. 
  • Scoop the cookie dough into the baking sheet, leave 1 ½ inch space between them. 
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown. 
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. 


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg