Haleh Pastry Shop & Bakery | Campbell, California

This unassuming bakery offers made-to-order cakes & a variety of Persian pastries. 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 centre, perfect for a snack or dessert.

Raisin Cookies made Persian style are easy and simple cookies that are ready in no time and are perfectly sweet. You have no idea how excited I am for sharing this recipe with you.

Of course, this is another Persian recipe and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I love bringing Persian flavours to familiar baked goods and turning them into something new but familiar like my Cardamom Shortbread Cookies and Persian Love Cake, which turned out amazing and were perfect for a Persian-American Christmas or Valentine’s Day!

And, sometimes, I want to show you how to make traditional Persian recipes, too, because I know that’s of great interest to many of you.

Shirini Keshmeshi (try saying that three times fast) is a traditional Persian cookie that is full of memories for many Iranians. These raisin cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy and soft in the middle, with the right amount of juicy, plump raisins for each and every bite.

Haleh Pastry Shop & Bakery: Let me put it this way:

Shirini Keshmeshi to Iranians is what Chocolate Chip Cookies are to Americans. Full of stories, memories, and everyone has their favourite recipe! “Shirini” means sweet in Farsi and “Keshmesh” means raisin, therefore Shirini Keshmeshi means sweets that have raisins and that’s exactly what these tasty little bites of heaven are!

Now I know that raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason some might have trust issues, but these raisin cookies are something you need in your life – trust me on this one.


This raisin cookie recipe is a very simple one and the best part is that no chill time is needed, which means you can be eating them in no time!

It’s a pretty straightforward recipe: start with mixing butter and sugar in a bowl, add in the eggs one by one, and then mix in the flour and stir until you have a smooth fluffy dough. For making Persian Raisin Cookies you need eggs, butter, raisin, flour, sugar, and vanilla. Persian Bakery in California

Mix butter and sugar in a large bowl. Fold the raisins into the cookie dough, make sure they’re distributed evenly. Drop scoops of cookie dough (one tablespoon) on a prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes and then transfer them to the cooling rack. Once they’re cool, eat them and enjoy!
5.0 from 1 reviews Persian Risin Cookies Print Author: Sweet Dash of Sass Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 4 dozen Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla ⅛ teaspoon ground saffron dissolved in 1 tsp hot water (optional) 1 cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup raisins Instructions Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees…

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