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Sesame Tahini Cookies

A recipe for sesame tahini cookies. The cookies are slightly sweet, crunchy, and coated with sesame seeds. They are a great dessert or snack for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup well-stirred tahini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the tahini and vanilla and beat to combine.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add flour. Mix until just combined (you will have a crumbly dough).
  5. Press dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough until firm, about 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  6. Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or non-stick liners.
  7. Stir together sesame seeds and sugar and spread out on a small plate.
  8. Roll dough into 24 balls of equal size. Roll balls one at a time in seeds to coat. Place rolled balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  9. Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating halfway through, until puffed and starting to crack.
  10. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 10 minutes. (Cookies will easily break when hot). Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for sesame tahini cookies. The cookies are slightly sweet, crunchy, and coated with sesame seeds. They are a great dessert or snack for any occasion.