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.
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.