Tahini Cookies

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

On the last day of our Summer vacation, I started the morning by making these Tahini Cookies and then spent the rest of the day gathering school supplies and getting our household in order with laundry and a whole list of Intentions.  It didn’t dawn on me until 3PM that I had only eaten 2 cookies and nothing else. I had gone to Target on an empty stomach and survived! What is that all about???!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Bottom line- These little cookies fueled one of the biggest organizing-fests I’ve had in awhile. Maybe it had something to do with the tahini? Who knows!

They’re sweet and slightly savory with an earthy flavor. They’re like a shortbread meets fudge. Bon Appetit describes them as “grown up” peanut butter cookies and I can totally see why.

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

They’re a great option for anyone with nut allergies since their made with tahini & sesame seeds. I’m gonna stash some in the cupboard so I can have a moment to myself with them later….with a book…and some tea…

Let’s gather our ingredients.

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

In an electric mixer, we beat the sugar, butter, and honey together.

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

So fluffy!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now we mix the tahini in….

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Followed by the dry ingredients.

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com Dough is done!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We roll it in balls. Use a cookie scoop for ease!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Create an assembly line!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Fill up two parchment lined baking sheets!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Baked!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com Enjoyed!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Especially with tea!

Tahini Cookies are like a grown up peanut butter cookie! Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We could all use a sweet treat!

Tahini Cookies

makes about 28
recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds

Place racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven and heat to 350F.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, and honey in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in tahini, then add dry ingredients in 2 batches, beating after each addition until fully combined. The dough will be slightly sticky.

Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough (about 1 oz.) and roll into balls. Dip cookie balls in sesame seeds, pressing to adhere and place, on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2″ apart. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown 13-15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets (cookies will firm as they cool).

 

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  • Catherine McCord

    Loved watching you make these on Instagram Stories yesterday! SO excited we get to make them now too!

  • Eme

    These look so delicious and simple to make, I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

    Eme

    www,peoniesandpassionfruit.com

  • Priya

    Oooooh I do LOVE tahini- these look delish! Good to have an alternative to peanut butter too…. as you say, slightly more grown up and with earthier notes. Hmmmm I will make them as you have done but I wonder if chopped up dates in the mix would work well? Date and tahini is a good combo….

    • Tracy

      The cookies are like shortbread, so I am not entirely sure how it would be with dates! I’m curious to see how that would turn out. Let me know if you try it!

  • Kristin

    Making these for the weekend. They look so good!!

  • Megan

    OK, I made these yesterday, and agree that they are quite delish! And bonus: I always have trouble using up the jar of tahini in my fridge, and now it’s almost gone.

  • Sheila

    This recipe looks so delicious! Definitely have to try this recipe out as soon as possible. Thanks for the share, love checking out your blog.

  • Christine Lu

    This is such a great idea, I’m going to try it!

  • lee

    As I prepare for an upcoming move, I’m trying to use up as many things in the cupboard as I can. This looks like the perfect solution for that jar of tahini I use in small spoonfuls here and there!

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