Tahini Spritz

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

Tahini Spritz cookies arranged in circle
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
96 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Sesame seeds


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

54 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Folate, total 9.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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