Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love tahini and its many uses. It makes awesome cookies! Vanilla sweetens them nicely, but rosewater gives them a more Middle Eastern flair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thick tahini with a peanut butter like texture is the best for this. If your tahini is really thin, thicken it up with a little cornstarch, arrowroot, or powdered sugar.
  2. Mix the tahini and sugar with an electric beater until blended together. Add the egg and baking soda, along with the vanilla or rosewater.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Form 24 balls by hand or with a teaspoon, spacing them apart well enough. Make sure they're not too big, they WILL expand.
  4. Bake at 350F until puffy, about 10-12 minutes.