In recent years Tahini has become my go-to ingredient. Whenever I think of how I can make something better AND healthier, Tahini paste comes up as the answer.
Notice I mean Tahini raw PASTE, which is actually ground sesame seeds (or Sesame Butter as it's sometimes called). It's a natural paste, rich in calcium and other nutrients, but be aware that it is also high in calories. It is in fact one of the healthy fats used in the Mediterranean, alongside olive oil, avocado and walnuts.
Tahini paste is an ingredient used for making many delicious recipes, such as:
- Hummus (yes! You can't really make an original Hummus recipe without a good quality Tahini paste).
- Tahini dressing - this is basically taking the Tahini paste, adding water, lemon juice and spices to add flavor.
- Babaganoush - a wonderful Mediterranean & Middle Eastern salad of roasted eggplants with Tahini.
But today we're using Tahini paste to make the ultimate cookies to have with your coffee or tea. They simply melt in your mouth. They are also totally addictive, so let the baker beware.
What to Take
For 35-40 cookies
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup tahini paste
½ cup water
½ cup canola oil
⅔ cup brown sugar
How to Make
In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients.
Gradually add the flour mix to the large bowl and mix. The dough comes out smooth and unified.
Roll small balls from the dough, flatten and place on a baking sheet.
Optional - decorate with raw almond or pecan on each cookie.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350℉.
To your health!