I always wanted to post one of my recipe videos but kept on postponing thinking that it might be boring; until today, I was watching this recipe with my little daughter when she told me “this looks super easy, lets make some straight away!”
Not only I was happy that it took her only once to watch the video and wanting to try the recipe out, but also I was encouraged to upload my video and not to be nervous anymore about it.
If you love Halawa (Halva) you will love these cookies. They are both crisp and chewy and totally easy to make. The combination of Tahini and honey tastes like Halawa and who wants to resist this flavor.
These cookies will be your new favorite!
Honey Tahini Cookies
- 1 stick / 100g butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup tahini (I used Al Wadi Al Akhdar tahini)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp orange blossom water
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the tahini, honey and orange blossom water.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt together. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour to tahini mixture, combining well until forming a dough.
- Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 170°C or 350°
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using your hands, take a walnut size of dough and shape into balls. Arrange them on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches / 5cm apart. Dip the tines of a fork in flour and gently press a crisscross pattern into each ball. Dip fork in flour after every cookie to avoid sticking.
- Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 13-15 minutes or until the cookies begin to show cracks.