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Looking for something unique and yummy treat that will surely delight your tastebuds? These Tahini Cookies are the perfect solution! They are easy, less effort to prepare, and another take to your good old classic peanut butter cookies!
Nutty Chewy and Irresistible Tahini Cookies
Not everybody is familiar with tahini cookies. Even I would definitely be puzzled about what this cookie is made of. But if you want to hear what precisely these cookies are– they are sweet, nutty, and chewy with a hint of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. Something that will remind of the holiday season.
What’s in your cookie?
Okay, so before we head out to the recipe, let’s tackle all the ingredients that make this cookie healthy and guilt-free.
Tahini– This is one of the key component of this recipe. In order to make Tahini, sesame seeds are ground into a smooth paste, but NO, I’m not asking you to do it from scratch, as Tahini is already sold in groceries anywhere. All you have to do is to scoop it out and add it to your recipe. This addition not only gives your cookies a nutty, buttery flavor but also holds the cookie dough together.
Almond Flour- These cookies have a great moist feel thanks to the presence of almond flour. Additionally, it complements the Tahini’s nutty flavor well, and it is entirely gluten-free. And like the Tahini, almond flour can be bought in any grocery store, making it more convenient for health-conscious bakers.
Spices – These cookies are filled with warm, spicy flavors from cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger , giving them a complete holiday vibe and aroma.
Maple Syrup -The absence of refined sugar in the recipe is one of the positive part that adds to the health benefits of these cookies. The sole sweetener used is pure maple syrup.
Baking powder – gives that tender and puffy texture.
Almond extract – Gives a rich, nutty flavor to the almond flour. If almond extract is unavailable, you can replace it with double amount of vanilla extract instead.
Pomegranate (arils) – Aside from its vibrant color, these addition adds a fruity, sweet, and tangy flavor to the cookies. If pomegranate arils are not available, you can replace them with any dried berries, raisins, choco chips, or nuts.
If you are not a fan of sweet and fruity cookies and you prefer them nuttier and with added texture, why not add some sesame seeds instead? This will not only provide your cookies with a complex flavor and texture, but it will also give them a different approach from its normal sweet side. I also love adding chopped cornflakes or cereal on top of my cookies. As a result, your cookies will gain an additional layer of flavor, more body, and more bite.
The key to making the best cookies
Use the right Tahini. One key to success of this recipe is choosing the right tahini–choose one that is liquid and effortlessly combines with the other ingredients. Look for a brand of Tahini with a smooth, pourable texture because consistency varies significantly between brands. Do not use the one that is dry and crumbly. You do not want to have a big chunk of dry Tahini on your cookie.
Cooling can do wonders. Although it may be tempting to devour these cookies right away, they must cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet in order to firm up and keep their shape. Plus, when they cool, they get even nuttier and tastier–yes, patience is a virtue!
- 2 cups almond flour
- ¾ cup tahini
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- ½ tsp fine salt
- ½ cup pomegranate (arils)
- ½ cup of any dried berries and nuts if pomegranate is unavailable
- Prepare your large baking sheet. Line it with parchment paper.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- To make the dough, whisk together the tahini, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a large bowl until smooth.
- Add the almond flour, ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and baking powder, over the mixture.
- Mix it all until well combined.
- Scoop the dough using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, then roll it into balls with your hands.
- They should be placed on the baking sheet and slightly flattened with pressure.
- Top this cookie dough with pomegranate and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Or you can adjust it until the edges begin to brown.
- After 10 minutes of cooling on the pan, transfer the tahini cookies to a wire rack to finish the cooling.
If pomegranates are not in season or not available in your place, you can replace them with any other dried berries or fruit. Sesame seeds are also a good option. Chocolate chips, raisins, or whichever you prefer can also your safe choice if you still want it on the sweet side.
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To Wrap It All Up
These Tahini Cookies are delicious and perfect for your easy weekend baking. They are simple to make and can be stored for everyday snacking. So what are you waiting for? Try your own version at home and impress everyone with your new fall recipe.
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