Tahini has so many benefits. It goes great with almost any other food (you could put it on your salads, shakshuka, falafel, and a lot of other options). Moreover, it has a lot of iron (B12) and many other vitamins that are great for our bodies. One way to eat tahini is by making tahini cookies. Eliran, a traveler that stayed in Auckland during the COVID 19 pandemic in New Zealand, shares his recipe for great tahini cookies on our website.
Lockdown is a great time to try new things in your home. Well, you could even try new things by just about every day and really enjoy it. Tahini cookies and a lot of other Middle Eastern food is pretty easy to make and is relatively very healthy for you. I don’t know if you noticed, but most of the Israeli travelers are in good shape; they hike, very active and some of them even write for our blog. Eliran, a traveler that got stuck in New Zeland and was assisted by Yesh, with some of his friends. He decided to return a favor and wrote how to make tahini cookies.
Tahini Cookies – Eliran’s Recipe
1/2 a kg of flour (approx 4 glass)
1 spoon of baking soda
200 g of sugar powder (approx 1 and a half glass)
1-2 drops of vanilla extract
3 spoons of tahini
1 glass of cooking oil
Mixing all together
the dough should be soft not worry about that
Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
And then make balls put them on a tray base with baking paper, and make the balls flat little bit.
Make sure there’s enough space between each other.
Put inside a preheated oven on 170 degrees For 15-17 minutes, No more than that!
when you see little cracks the cookies are ready.
Take them out it will be still while and soft, let them completely cool
And enjoy the amazing tahini cookies.
Simple as that!
Eliran also sent us some pictures of him in Auckland with his friends, other travelers, and hosts.
Have a wonderful meal!