Tahini cookies

Tahini cookies

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About this recipe: A buttery cookie dough is embellished with tahini for a rich and moreish result. Try sprinkling the biscuits with sesame seeds before baking for a nice decorative touch.

Faina Gersh

Makes: 4 dozen cookies

  • 225g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120g tahini
  • 155g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and tahini, mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder, then stir into butter mixture. Drop onto an ungreased baking tray in tablespoon-sized pieces.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until they turn golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool on the baking tray 10 to 15 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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