The following recipe goes out to all the tahini lovers … But, it might actually come in handier to all those who dislike tahini. Why? Because when you end up with a jar of tahini in your home and have absolutely no idea how to use it, you can make tahini cookies!
I know, I know, it’s summertime, and I keep bringing up cookies that we all want to eat in December. I’ll feed you an ice cream recipe soon, I promise. But to my defense, early summer is the time for cleaning up the refrigerator (for those of us who somehow bypassed that obligation in spring). Doing that, I discovered a perfectly fine tahini jar that neither me, nor anyone living in the same apartment, wanted to consume. And while tahini is some kind of butter, and most of us are familiar with at least one version of this-or-that-butter cookies, the idea for making tahini cookies just couldn’t be ignored.
It is a very simple recipe. And the cookies are even simpler. You can complicate putting chocolate on them, or adding cocoa or matcha green tea powder to the dough, just like I did. Or you can just keep it as simple as possible. Btw, I was too optimistic about bringing out matcha flavour; the tahini flavour is too strong for matcha to override it.
One warning, though: The final result were quite fragile cookies. Not crumbly, though. Just fragile. I’d love to give it another try to make them firmer, but I just don’t want to make or buy any more tahini at the moment. Unless any of you can convince me there’s a delicious keto-friendly way of consuming it.
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