Pofaki Gerdooyi

Pofaki Gerdooyi are Persian walnut cookies topped with slivered pistachios that are perfect for visitors to snack on during Nowruz.

Persian walnut cookies - Pofaki Gerdooyi - topped with slivered pistachios on plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
30 cookies


  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • slivered pistachios (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix together yolks, sugar, cardamom, and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until creamy and light in color, about 5 minutes. Stir in walnuts.

  3. Drop teaspoons of batter onto prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1 inch apart. Top with pistachios.

  4. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheet.

Cook's Note:

Store cookies at room temperature, covered, up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

33 Calories
3g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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