Tahini is a paste (similar to peanut butter) made with sesame seeds. A small amount packs a big flavor punch.

Colleen Weeden
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
6 mins at 375° per batch
Servings:
96
Yield:
96 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, turmeric, cardamom, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, tahini, and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

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  • Force unchilled dough through a cookie press onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle cookies with sesame seeds. Bake about 6 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove; cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; total fat 3g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 35mg; potassium 9mg; carbohydrates 6g; fiber 0g; sugar 2g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 92IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 9mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 7mg; iron 0mg.
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