Jan 14, 2019

Honey and Tahini Cookies

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These delicious egg-free cookies have the nutty flavor of tahini paired with the sweetness of honey. Rolling the dough in sesame seeds gives them a satisfying crunch.

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Delicious homemade tahini! Learn how to make your own tahini here.

I love the taste of tahini so when I saw this egg-free recipe in Epicurious from Mameleh's Deli in Cambridge, Massachusetts, I had to try it! For those of you who might wonder “What even is tahini?” Tahini simply is sesame butter. (If you'd like to try making your own tahini my recipe is here.) These cookies couldn’t be simpler to make, and they are extremely, meltingly, delicious. The addition of tahini in this recipe gives the cookies an unexpected, yet pleasant quality, almost like peanut butter cookies, but lighter and crispier. The only thing I changed from the original recipe was adding an extra tablespoonful of honey. The additional honey added a tad more sweetness and a bit more delicate crunch to their shortbread-like texture. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
3/4C butter
3/4C sugar
3/4C tahini
1/4C honey
1tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2C flour
1/2 C toasted sesame seeds (for rolling)

Here's what to do:
1) Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, tahini, honey, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

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2) Add flour in 2 batches, beating after each addition until fully combined. The dough will be slightly sticky.

3) When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F/180C Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment.

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4) Scoop scant tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Dip tops of balls in sesame seeds, pressing to adhere, and place, sesame seed side up, on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart.

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5) Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown, mine took 15–20 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets (cookies are fragile while warm but will firm as they cool) for at least 5 minutes. Makes about 30 cookies.

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Wondering why Bibi has only been baking cookies recently? It is because of this man:


We have been graced with the presence of the finest Waza of all Kashmir! Mr. Bashir Ahmed Waza has been our houseguest for the past week and has treated us to Wazwan dishes of his creation daily. So I haven't had to cook at all for the last month!
Yippee!
Bibi
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