Tahini and Almond Cookies are from Israeli and the source I referred talks about store bought Tahini paste vs homemade. I guess as an Indian, with an exposure to both Andhra and Tamil cuisines, Sesame seeds is a staple and using it in various dishes is as common as many dishes. Maybe that is one of the reasons, why making this cookie didn’t sound so new or different for me.
However, I can’t say the same for Hubby dear, who didn’t like this much as a baked version does taste different from a laddo. On the other hand, Athamma loved it, both for the taste and the sweetness as well. I kept it on the less side as I was already baking too many things and was trying to control the sugar in all the bakes.
This weekend was a busy one for me, trying to bake seven dishes, while I knew I may not be able to make all 7, I felt I should go targetted. I managed only 3 and that itself felt like an achievement. The weekend was so hot and working on an oven was even more terrible. I remember Vaishali always telling me that she was going to bake ahead as she can stand ovens in summer, I didn’t heed much then. Now I surely felt it.
Just as I thought, kids didn’t touch these cookies. When it comes to baked snacks, I almost always bake only those that my boys also eat, in this case, I just couldn’t do that. I realize how my unplanned schedule has backfired. Anyway sometimes, I will have to bake for the elders as well.
So if you are for Sesame flavour, do try this cookie, it comes out good.
Tahini and Almond Cookies
Today is T for Tahini and Almond Cookies from Israeli
In the ABC Bake around the World series:
A for Afghan Biscuit from New Zealand
B for Brownie from the United States
C for Cheese Crackers with Parmesan from Italy
D for Devil’s Food Cake from the United States
E for English Muffin Bread from the United Kingdom
F for Fougasse from France
G for Garlic Bread from India
H for Hot Cross Bun from England
I for Ischler Cookies are from Austria
J for Johnny Cake from Belize
K for Kugelhopf from Europe
L for Lekach from Germany
M for Mupotohayi | Chimodho from Zimbabwe
N for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Italy
O for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Scotland
P for Peanut Cookies from China
Q for Qurabiya from Iran
R for Russian Rose Bread from Russia
S for Sekerpare from Turkey
Step by Step Pictures for Tahini and Almond Cookies
Tahini and Almond Cookies
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
4 tbsp Sesame Seeds / Raw Tahini paste
3 tbsp Ground Almonds powder
3 tbsp Butter unsalted
3 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
A Pinch Salt
1 tbsp Water, sprinkle as required,
In a mixer, take the almonds, sesame seeds, pulse to a get a fine powder.
In a bowl, take the flour, almond sesame flour, powdered sugar, soft butter and mix well.
This should form a thick dough, else sprinkle water and get a soft dough.
Divide into 12 equal balls, flatten into medium discs.
Preheat the oven to 185C. Place the cookie discs on a lined baking tray, bake for 15 mins.
Allow to cool before enjoying.