Cookies with tahin

December 18th, 2012 Comments Off on Cookies with tahin

One is made generally from grape and tastes sweet, the other from sesame seed and tastes nutty& bitter. But both involve a long distillation.

Pekmez is a natural sweetener like honey.There are varieties made from carob, plum or mulberry as well as in the form of liquid and solid can be found.

Tahin is obtained by grinding sesame seeds.

Both are outstandingly tasty and have nutritional value.

Tahin and pekmez unison is irresistible, by the arrival of cold winter days!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut flour or grinf hazelnut
  • 75 gr butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1/3 cup tahin (sesame seed paste))
  • 1/3 cup pekmez =molasses(preferable carob molasseskeçi boynuzu pekmezi in Turkish and πετιμέζι in Greek)
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 t baking powder

Combine sugar and butter. Add tahin and pekmez.

Sift together remaining ingredients and add to tahin mixture. Add hazelnut flour.

If you can’t find hazelnut flour, simply put the hazelnut (approx. 1/3 cup) into boiling water for a minute and remove the skins.

Using a blender, grind them. Then sift the nut flour and put the remaining back to the blender. Repeat it until you get your hazelnut flour.

After forming  in rolls you can refrigerate a couple of hours.

Roll dough into small balls and flatten top. Put each on greased baking sheet.

Bake at 180° C for 12 – 14 minutes until they become golden.

When hot, the cookies will be very delicate, so be careful! Cool cookies completely before transferring to a plate.

They will be crusty when cooled.

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