Rating
3
Average: 3 (2 votes)
Total time
30 minutes
Yield
30 cookies
Nutritioni
Ingredients

1 stick of butter, at room temperature

¾ cup sugar

½ cup tahini

1 tablespoon honey


1 tablespoon orange blossom water

1 medium egg

1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda 

pinch of salt 

Instructions
  1. Mix butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir well the tahini and add. Add honey and orange blossom water and stir well for 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg and reduce the mixer speed to low.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together and add slowly to the tahini mixture, mixing well until forming a dough.
  5. Cover with plastic film and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough, and shape into a ball. Arrange the balls on the prepared baking sheets 3 inches apart.
  7. Dip the tines of a fork in loose flour or warm water and gently flatten each ball with the back of the fork.
  8. Bake for approximately 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Al Wadi Al Alakhdar.

Nutrition

Calories: 90
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 130mg
Carbohydrate: 11g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 6g
Protein: 2g

Yield: 30 cookies

How'd it Taste?

Susan
5
Subtle and lovely. Made them for a New Year's Day Party and everyone wanted the recipe!
Colette
0
Please clarify: Ingredients list baking SODA; Instructions say baking POWDER.
kelly-oldways
0
Hi Colette, we just confirmed with the recipe author that it is baking SODA. The directions have been updated accordingly. Happy baking!
ET
1
Your recipe calls for a full tablespoon of baking soda, which I followed despite figuring it must be wrong...they came out incredibly bitter and unpleasant, sadly. I was really looking forward to the orange blossom and tahini flavour combination. I'll have to try again with less baking soda!
Katherine-Oldways
0
Thanks for your feedback! We've updated the recipe with 1 teaspoon baking soda. We appreciate you testing it out
ET
0
Thank you! I'll definitely try them again and report back.

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