Halvah Shortbread

Recipe by MsBindy
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 16-20




  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • With a food processor, or by hand, cream the butter with the tahini.
  • Add the salt and brown sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Sprinkle in the flour, blending well.
  • Mix in the chopped nuts. The dough will be very stiff.
  • Lightly butter 2 7-inch pie plates or shallow baking pans.
  • 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.
  • Press a few whole nuts into the surface to decorate.
  • 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.
  • Be careful not to overbake.
  • 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.