Don't let the classic look of these cookies fool you, there's a secret ingredient inside--tahini! Tahini is a sesame seed paste that tastes wonderful in baked goods such as these unique cookie recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

30 mins
3 hrs (includes chilling and freezing)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, kosher salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

  • In a large bowl beat brown sugar, butter, shortening, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and the vanilla on medium until combined. Add egg and egg yolks; beat on low until combined. Add tahini; beat on medium until combined. Add flour mixture. Beat on low until combined.

  • Chill, covered, 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle. Roll into 2-teaspoon balls (1 1/4 inches). Place remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Roll balls in sugar to coat. Arrange on a prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Transfer 16 dough balls to remaining cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown, rotating sheet halfway through. Immediately after removing from oven, gently press a Kiss in the center of each cookie. Let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough balls. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Makes 60 cookies.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 17mg; sodium 74mg; potassium 28mg; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 0g; sugar 10g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 86IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 18mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 22mg; iron 0mg.