Shirini Nargili

Shirini Nargili cookies are delicious Persian coconut cookies that are wonderfully light and airy - you can't eat just one.

Shirini Nargili
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
30 cookies


  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • roughly chopped pistachios


  1. Process coconut and sugar in a food processor until blended, about 10 seconds. Add egg whites and oil; process until well combined, about 10 seconds. Scrape down sides of processor bowl; blend 10 seconds more. Transfer coconut mixture to a saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens into a paste, about 15 minutes. (Don’t let mixture simmer or boil.)

  2. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Batter will thicken as it cools.

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

  4. Transfer cooled batter to a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe 1 1/2-inch circles on the parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Lightly oil the tip of your index finger and smooth the tops of the cookies. Sprinkle with pistachios .

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms and edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 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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