tahini cookies

November 21, 2013

Author Notes: tahini is a staple in the Israeli kitchen, in this recipe it is used in combination with date molasses which makes for a delicious base for these yummy cookies!hagarita

Makes: 20-3- cookies


  • 1/2 cup raw tahini paste
  • 1/2 cup date molasses (silan)
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon and cardamom
  • 10 drops vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
In This Recipe


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 355 (180 Celsius)
  2. combine tahini and butter in a sauce pan, over low heat stir well to combine
  3. In a large bowl mix the thini-butter paste with the silan, chopped pistachios, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cardamon and the salt.
  4. Slowly add the flour and mix by hand until a soft dough is formed.
  5. Using your hands, form small balls and place on a baking pan, since the dough is soft the cookies will spread, so make sure they are spaced out.
  6. bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and cool on a rack for another 15-20 minutes

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