Tuesday, June 4, 2013

390. Sesame Tahini Cookies

These little sesame tahini cookies are the better and healthier Turkish version of butter cookies.

They are unctuous and crumbly, and luxuriously dissolve in your mouth.
Tahini has more calcium than milk, did you know that?
This batch, using only a single egg, yielded for me 50 cookies.
I highly recommend them alongside some bitter coffee, Turkish-style.
Recipe adapted from Ilke's Kitchen.


1 egg (white and yolk separated)
1 cup of tahini
1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of finely chopped walnuts
2 1/2 – 3 cups flour
1/4 cup sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to 350F.
Using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, combine the egg yolk, and tahini.
Add softened butter to the bowl, stir until all mixed together.
Add sugar and continue stirring.
Add walnuts, give it a stir again.
Add 2 1/2 cups of flour. If the dough is not coming together, gradually add up to 1/2 cup more flour until the dough stays together when you can make a walnut size piece balls.
Dip the top of each ball in egg white, then sesame seeds.
Place cookies in a non-stick cookie sheet, or lined with Silpat or parchment paper.
Bake in preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
It will be soft and un-removable when still hot it but it will harden and hold its shape once it cools.

 صحة و عافية


zahraa said...

Salaams Mariam! Mash'Allah you are so generous for sharing these delicious recipes...I really appreciate it!!!
My daughter loved the Nutella cookies...thank you:)
Best of luck to you always...and may Allah bless you!

Maryam Mohammed said...

Wa alaikum al salam and rahmat Allah.
Welcome Zahraa, it's great to hear from you!
I'm very happy she liked it and may Allah bless you too my sister.

zahraa said...

Salaams Mariam! You are so generous to share these recipes...I really appreciate that. You've become my go to reference to many of my daily recipes!
May Allah bless you..and best of luck to you always...insha'Allah!

zahraa said...

So sorry didn't know the first message went through...my phone had been acting up and thought the earlier messages never went through and wrote another comment!:/
But again, YOU deserve all the praise and thanks!!:)