Sesame Cardamom Tea Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 23mins
YIELD: 3 dozen




  • Combine flour, cardamom, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Mix the sugars and butter ( or margarine) over medium speed until fluffy.
  • Mix in the tahini (make sure to mix well), then the vanilla, sesame seeds, and ginger (if using).
  • Over low speed, add flour mixture. Dough should be a bit crumbly (much like shortbread dough).
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Shape dough into small balls (about 1 inch or 15 grams).
  • Arrange onto a baking sheet (I use baking mats, but parchment also works).
  • Using a glass, press the cookies down into discs. You may need to dip the glass in water to prevent the cookies from sticking to the glass.
  • Bake about 8 minutes until the edges are slightly browned.
  • Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.