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Tahini Cookies for Santa

This year I am adding a new cookie to my Holiday Baking. Lee Loves Tahini and I love Sesame, combined they become Tahini Sesame Cookies. My mom always makes Sesame Cookies, so I will still have Mom’s Sesame Cookies, but now we have another new treat to add to Santa’s Cookie Platter.

Tahini Sesame Cookies – An Easy, Delicious Christmas Cookie for the Adults.

Think Peanut Butter Cookie for a Sophisticated Palate!

2 Cups AP Flour
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
¾ Cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cups sugar
3 Tbsp. Honey
¾ Cup Tahini
¼ Cup Toasted Sesame Seeds

Step 1 Place racks in upper and lower thirds of your oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in bowl. Use an Electric Mixer on Medium speed to beat butter, sugar, and honey in a large bowl till light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in tahini, then add dry ingredients in 2 batches, beat after each addition until fully combined. Dough will be slightly sticky.

Step 2 Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough (about 1 oz) and roll into balls. Dip tops of balls in sesame seeds, pressing to adhere, and place sesame side up, on parchment lined baking sheets, spacing about 2” apart. Bake cookies, rotating baking sheets halfway through, until golden brown, about 13 – 15 minutes. Let cook on baking sheets (cookies will firm up as they cool). This recipe will make about 24 Cookies.