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a pan full of Tajikistan cookies garnished with walnuts.

Tajik Cookies (Cream Cheese Cookies)

These cookies from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are light, delicate and absolutely delicious. Serve them with green tea for an authentic treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 177kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 pkg Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp raisins
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Leave butter and cream cheese at room temperature.
  • Soak the raisins and chop the walnuts
  • In a bowl, mix butter and cream cheese well.
  • Add in vanilla, flour and baking powder and mix together until a soft dough forms.
  • Put the sugar on a small plate
  • Take a spoonful of dough and make a ball about the size of a golf ball.
  • Flatten the dough and place one side on the sugar. Flip, then put a small bit of raisins and walnuts on sugar side.
  • Fold in half and place on sugar on one side.
  • Fold again and place on sugar.
  • Unfold a little of upper top side.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes till the cookies golden brown.
  • Serve with green tea for an authentic experience.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg