Tahini Cookie Recipe

Tahini cookies

Sue Stevens

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Tahini Cookies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg / 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Sesame seeds for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the tahini, softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the bowl and continue mixing until fully incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms. The dough may be slightly crumbly, but it should hold together when pressed.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls, approximately 1 inch in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Leave some space between the cookies as they will spread while baking.
  7. Optional: Gently press each dough ball with a fork to create a crisscross pattern on the top of each cookie. You can also sprinkle sesame seeds on top for added flavor and presentation.
  8. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, these tahini cookies are ready to be enjoyed. They have a soft and slightly crumbly texture with a delightful nutty taste. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Enjoy!

Published on:12 Aug, 2023


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