Heavens Roses - Golhaye Behesht

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

I made these lovely and extremely moreish cookies on the spur of the moment today.

I craved something sweet with a good cup of tea that wouldn't take too long to make but also had that all important nibble factor!

Now this cookie is better known in Khuzestan, one of the 31 provinces of Iran and boarders Iraq and the Persian Gulf, its capital is Ahvaz. This cookie resembles Nokhodchi which is a cookie made from chickpea flour.

This sweet ticks the vegetarian and vegan box perfectly.


100g plain flour

100g confectioners sugar

20g cornflour

80g oil (vegetable)

11/2 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp rosewater

For the garnish

2 tbsp ground pistachio

2 tbsp ground rose petals

Note: Oven 150°C or Gas Mark 2 for 30 minutes


Step 1

  • Add the plain flour, confectioners sugar, cornflour and cardamom to a large mixing bowl

  • Add the oil and mix until all the dry ingredients and the oil bind to make a semi dry dough

  • Place in a plastic bag and set aside for an hour to rest

Step 2

  • Remove from the plastic bag

  • Make into flour shapes using cookie cutters

  • Place on a baking try

  • Place in the oven at 150°C or Gas Mark 2 for 30 minutes

Step 3

  • Remove from the oven and allow to totally cool down

For the garnish

Sprinkle the ground pistachios and rose petals Heavens Roses - Golhaye Behesht.

Enjoy with lovely Persian tea. These are so moreish you won't stop nibbling!

:) Noosh-e-Jaan :)

Heavens Roses - Golhaye Behesht
Heavens Roses - Golhaye Behesht

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