Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

What can be better than shortbread with spiced tea or Turkish coffee? This is an untried recipe from Moosewood Collective that I am posting for Zaar World Tour 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. With a food processor, or by hand, cream the butter with the tahini.
  3. Add the salt and brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  4. Sprinkle in the flour, blending well.
  5. Mix in the chopped nuts. The dough will be very stiff.
  6. Lightly butter 2 7-inch pie plates or shallow baking pans.
  7. Press the dough to evenly cover the bottom and sides of the pie plates so that the thickness is not more than 1/4 inch.
  8. Press a few whole nuts into the surface to decorate.
  9. Bake the shortbread for 15 minutes and then check it frequently, every couple of minutes, and remove it from the oven as soon as the edges are golden brown.
  10. Be careful not to overbake.
  11. While it's still warm, cut each shortbread into 8 or 10 wedges in the pan; don't wait until it's cool or it will crumble.


Most Helpful

I always wanted to make my own halvah because all the brands in the supermarket have trans fats. I found this recipe in My Sundays at Moosewood cookbook (great book by the way). It's such an easy recipe that only takes a few minutes to make. Halvah is so good after dinner when you crave something sweet. Sure to satisfy!!

Hey Em October 18, 2010

Buttery and delicious! I love this shortbread with a cup of strong coffee. It is a little bit delicate and crumbly, and it melts in your mouth. Yum!

Aunt Cookie August 17, 2006

would be greatunder peanut pie .

Dienia B. June 28, 2006

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