Jun 212019
Tahini and Almond Cookies

A while ago, I bought a jar of tahini (sesame paste) with the intention of making my own hummus – which I will do, and I’ll share my recipe soon! But, I wondered what else I could make with tahini. It turns out, lots! Besides marinades, salad dressings, and pasta sauces, there are many tasty recipes for baked treats containing tahini. When I found a recipe for tahini and honey cookies on Pinterest, I thought I’d adapt it to suit my own tastes, and give it a go. Here is my recipe for tahini and almond cookies!

It turns out, tahini cookies are delicious! They’re not very sweet, and are reminiscent of peanut flavour. I shared a photo of the cookies on social media, and asked people to let me know if they wanted the recipe. I ended up getting a few questions on Facebook about ingredients, so here’s the recipe!

If you’re wanting vegan, you can use maple syrup instead of honey. If you need gluten-free, just swap the flour for more almond flour.

Original Recipe from foodandwine.com

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup almond flour (finely ground almonds)
  • ½ cup wholewheat flour
  • Sesame seeds for topping
  • Cocao nibs or dark chocolate chipsTahini and Almond Cookies

Preheat the oven to 175˚C. Mix all the ingredients together until you have a damp dough that comes together. Form 1 inch balls and roll them in sesame seeds, then gently press the balls flat to ¼ inch thickness. Bake for around 8-9 minutes. That’s it!

Do you cook/bake with tahini? If so, what’s your go-to recipe?

For more cookie recipes see:

Cinnamon Cookies

Making Macarons

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