Tahini Cookies: a rich and slighlty exotic confection

SWEETTABLESCAPES loves recipes with slightly unexpected ingredients and these Tahini cookies caught our attention immediately. Since, we always have a jar of tahini at home (for homemade hummus) and also happened to have some black sesame seeds used a while ago for this recipe, we just had to go for it!

Tahini Cookies:IMG_8478

(Bon Appetit, November 2014)

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • cup powdered sugar
  • cup tahini
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (½ stick), room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Pulse flour, pine nuts, powdered sugar, tahini, butter, and salt in a food processor until dough forms a ball around blade.IMG_8469 IMG_8470
  • Mix black sesame seeds and demerara sugar in a small bowl. IMG_8472 IMG_8473Form dough into 1” balls and roll in sesame seed mixture. Place on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, spacing 2” apart, and flatten slightly. IMG_8474 IMG_8475Bake cookies until lightly golden, 20–25 minutes.IMG_8476
 These cookies have a rich and buttery texture, like a shortbread, and a distinctive sesame flavor! Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Tahini in cookies. Interesting! 🙂

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