Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 17th
  • Ready In50m
  • Servings24
  • Calories208
A quick and simple Middle Eastern/Mediterranean hit. I've seen both little Jewish grandmothers in Jerusalem make these cookies and Bedouin women living in the middle of the desert. A great simple recipe that isn't too sweet, is very versatile and fast. Enjoy.

Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies for 24 servings:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup tahini

Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In50m

To cook Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies within 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Fast and Easy Israeli Tahini Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 355 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. 2 Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl; add butter and tahini and mix until dough is crumbly. Roll dough into small balls and press each ball into a flattened cookie shape using your palms. Arrange cookies in the prepared baking sheet and press with a fork.
  3. 3 Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake until cookies are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Honey or brown sugar can be used in place of the white sugar.
  • Nuts, dried fruit, or vanilla extract can also be added to the batter.
  • It is very important to let the cookies cool all the way. They are very fragile when they come out of the oven.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 208 calories; 12.2 grams of fat; 22.5 grams of carbohydrates; 3.4 grams of protein; 18 milligrams of cholesterol; 53 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 5th 2019

    I read this recipe and tried to make it exact but it wouldn't hold together until I put 3 eggs in the mixture. After that it went great. Perhaps when you saw the Bedouins making it you misse ...

  2. May 30th 2019

    Easy? Check. Delicious? Check!! Gonna be my latest go-to recipe for cookies!!

  3. Feb 12th 2015

    I made this recipe (halved) with some "mystery butter" (tahini and ground sunflower seeds, sugar, salt) and brown sugar. The dough was like a peanut butter cookie or shortbread--slightly cru ...

  4. Nov 9th 2014

    I had a cup of tahini in the fridge which I wanted to use up and was looking for a simple recipe. I did not have unsalted butter so I used salted. I didn't feel like rolling the dough into l ...