That’s the way the cookie mumbles


Oh, tahini monster, it’s been a while. But now you’re back. From outer space. With cookies in tow. And they’re caramelly, somewhat fudgy cookies at that. For British eyes tahini lovers only.


I went all out & shoved some strawberry rosewater ice cream in there. Aren’t I wild?
I debated using another picture where the ice cream hadn’t yet suffered from the, er, blissful heat, but I think I can deal with the melt if you can too.

Sesame Cookies:

3/4 cup (192 g) tahini (best if it’s pourable, not too thick)
1/3 cup (105 g) agave nectar
1/2 cup (110 g) packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup (125 g) all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoons (24 g) sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C, or gas mark 3). Line a couple of cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine tahini, agave, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour, sesame seeds, baking powder and salt on top and stir until combined. If the dough is dry considering all tahinis aren’t created equal, work the dough with your hands. It should work the moisture/oils out, but if it still doesn’t, consider adding a touch of any nondairy milk.
Scoop out 2 tablespoons (50 g) of dough per cookie, and flatten as these won’t spread much while baking.
Place 6 cookies per sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool.
Repeat baking session with second sheet.

Yield: 12 cookies

  • Fanny G says:

    Definitely bookmarked you wild thing! I love tahini and sesame seeds in cookies just looks so sophisticated somehow.

    • Celine says:

      I don’t think there’s anywhere sesame seeds would not look great. okay, I can think of a few instances, but let’s not go there.

  • Amy says:

    Well heck, you know I love tahini! Why don’t you bring yourself up to Portland with those cookies in tow? It’s not hot or humid and I’ll make you food and loan you my flip flops.

    • Celine says:

      the flip flops that fueled my walk of shame! oy. (everyone’s gearing up to go to Portland for the con and I cry a little each time thinking I won’t get to see you.)

  • Josiane says:

    That is certainly the most awesome ice cream sandwich that has ever been created! I’m looking forward to trying it, just as soon as that damn heat wave is over – unless it kills me before…

  • Leslie says:

    yum!! i’ve been on a total tahini kick lately and these look just perfect!!

  • kitchenspoon says:

    Red rover, red rover, send tahini monster right over! xx