Tahini Malt Cookies

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 3

Tahini or sesame seed paste, the major ingredient in hummus, takes center stage in these treats that taste a bit like peanut butter cookies.

Karry Hosford


3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup 1/4 cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup malt powder
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup turbinado sugar


  1.  Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugars and malt powder, beat well. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add tahini; beat well. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in turbinado sugar, place on cookie sheet, and press with a fork into a cross-cross pattern. Bake 10 minutes.

Recipe by Jill Melton.



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