The Baking Owl

a blog written by an aspiring 17 year old baker.

Traditional Nowruz (Persian New Year) Cookies


Last week I made a traditional cookies that is made in the month of march every year in our family for several generations. This tradition is called Nowruz which celebrates the Persian New Year. Every year our family makes a special drink (with seven different kinds of dried fruits) and yummy sweet and salty cookies that we lovingly call “Nowruz Cookies”. I got this recipe from my dad’s aunt which has been in our family for 4 generations.


This was the first time I worked with semolina and let me tell you this is not an easy dough to make.  Among other ingredients there was cardamom, rose water, and pistachios.  Once I was done with making them the whole kitchen was filled with mouth watering smell of rose water, cardamom, and butter. The cookies came out with a nice light brown color- slightly crunchy from outside and soft from inside.



These cookies were so delicious except there was one minor thing. There was A LOT of butter. These cookies were practically butter melting in your mouth. They were SO good.



We gave some to my dad’s aunt and she loved them too and said they reminded her of childhood days when she used to make these Nowruz cookies with her mom- It was a great compliment for me.

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Author: sofia abbas

just a teenaged girl with a food blog and a passion for baking

4 thoughts on “Traditional Nowruz (Persian New Year) Cookies

  1. Just wanted to let you know that the cake which you baked last night for Prashant Birthday Party was one of the best cakes I ever had. You are true inspiration and I would recommend to use your cakes for birthdays/celebration. All the Best!!!! Ankit P


  2. Sofi Jaan I have not seen the pic of the cake pl do post a pic.


  3. The cookies r ten times better then the ones we use to make with our mom and aunts when we were young 🙂


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