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 keto 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 I 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 keto 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 flavor; the tahini flavor 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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- Line a baking pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large bowl, mix together tahini, erythritol, and softened butter.
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and vanilla seeds. Mix until incorporated.
- Add the coconut flour. Mix until well incorporated. The dough should be soft but not too runny. If it is too runny, add in a bit more coconut flour. The dough in the picture looks greenish because I also added matcha green tea powder to the batch.
- Using a wet spoon, place even amounts of dough onto the parchment paper. You’ll probably have to make two batches.
- Using a wet fork, press onto each cookie.
- If you wish, you can add some chocolate bites to the cookies.
- Or sprinkle them with melted chocolate after they have finished baking.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes.