This weekend, I made Iranian walnut cookies. They are a staple in Iranian cooking. They are simple, easy, and quick to make. The cookies consist of ground walnuts, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and egg yolks. As you can see, there are very few ingredients in this cookie. The first step to making the cookies was to whisk the powdered sugar and the egg yolks until the mixture became creamy and light colored. I then added the vanilla extract and mixed well. Next, I grounded walnuts into a course meal in a good processor. I then added the walnuts into the egg mixture and folded it in. I put teaspoon sized cookies onto a baking pan and baked the cookies for about twenty minutes. The cookies turned out hard on the outside and soft and chewy in the inside. They tasted a little strange. They were not very sweet or flavorful. I think that they were strange to me because I was not used to their taste. However, I can definitely see how they are a staple in Iranian cooking.