04 January 2021

Tahini Cookies with Choco Chunks (egg free, butter free)

              

a nice way of using tahini in eggless cookies with some chocolate chunks


 

Tahini!



Tahini is just like peanut butter. This is made by grinding sesame seeds into a smooth paste. Sometimes the sesame seeds used to make tahini are hulled, sometimes these are left unhulled, sometimes roasted, sometimes raw. It tastes so creamy and nutty. Also making your own tahini at home is not only easy, but it is also cost-effective and super delicious too. It is so perfect for adding to hummus, dressings, snack bites, and many more. But have you prepared cookies using tahini ever like below 😉       



Tahini cookies -


A few months ago when there was a jar of tahini (store-bought) in my pantry, I for the first time had prepared some cookies using that in order to finish that before the expiry date. And that was a hit at the first trial, everyone loves those at my place. So this time I have again made some cookies using tahini and also added some dark chocolate chunks. But instead of store-bought, I have prepared the tahini at home using just two simple ingredients. Yeah, the process is quite simple.





For the flour here I have chosen whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. One can use both flours in a 1: 1 ratio or only all-purpose flour too. 

No butter is used. I have used regular vegetable oil.





Preparation procedure to make these cookies -



First, tahini has to make. And for that, in a pan dry roast all the sesame seeds over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until the seeds change color lightly. Keep an eye while doing this step, else the seeds can burn quickly. Then turn off the heat and keep aside this pan to cool completely. Take the toasted sesame seeds (keep aside 2 tbsp pf sesame seeds to use later in the cookies) in a grinder jar/food processer. Grind until a crumbly texture first, then add the oil and again grind till a smooth and slightly thick consistency. Add salt and mix again. Now the Tahini is ready to use!

After that in a mixing bowl take oil, powdered sugar and mix well. Add 1/2 cup tahini, vanilla essence, warm water and mix again. Keep aside. Sift the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt in another bowl. Fold in the dry mixture to the wet mixture gently and make neither thick nor thin dough. Then add the chocolate chunks and give a quick mix. 

Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 deg C. Make equal size balls from the dough and place over a baking tray keeping space in between. Slightly flatten each ball and sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Transfer all the cookies to a wire rack and allow them to cool down completely. 

Dietary note :


    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Easy to make
    ✔ Egg-free
    ✔ Butter free


      The event-related to this post :






      Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 279th theme as 'Sesame Seedswhich is suggested by Mayuri Patel blogs at 'Mayuri's Jikoni'. Do check her space for many Gujarati recipes along with many baked ones, recently she has added a cookie recipe-Italian Sesame Seed Cookies. Well for the theme, she wanted to prepare any dish using sesame seeds, so here I have come up with this Tahini Cookies with Choco Chunks which are completely egg-free and butter-free too.





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      Wheat four cookies, tahini, chocolate chunks, sesame seeds, homemade tahini, no apf cookies
      Baking, Eggless cookies, Tahini cookies, Vegetarian, Butter free,
      International
      Author: Sasmita
      Tahini Cookies with Choco Chunks (egg free, butter free)

      Tahini Cookies with Choco Chunks (egg free, butter free)

      a nice way of using tahini in eggless cookies with some chocolate chunks
      Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 22 MinTotal time: 42 Min

      Ingredients

      For tahini -
      • Sesame seed 1 cup
      • Oil 1/4 cup
      For cookies -
      • Wheat flour 2 cup
      • Baking powder 1 tsp
      • Baking soda 3/4 tsp
      • Powdered sugar 3/4 cup
      • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
      • Water (warm) 1/4 cup
      • Oil 1/3 cup
      • Salt 1/2 tsp
      • Dark chocolate chunk 1 cup

      Instructions

      Make Tahini -
      1. In a pan, dry roast all the sesame seeds over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until the seeds change color lightly. Keep an eye while doing this step, else the seeds can burn quickly.
      2. Turn off heat and keep aside this pan to cool completely.
      3. Take the toasted sesame seeds (keep aside 2 tbsp of sesame seeds to use later) in a grinder jar.
      4. Grind until a crumbly texture first, then add the oil and again grind till a smooth and slightly thick consistency.
      5. Add salt and mix again.
      6. Tahini is ready to use!
      Make cookies -
      1. In a mixing bowl take oil, powdered sugar and mix well.
      2. Add 1/2 cup tahini, vanilla essence, warm water and mix again. Keep aside.
      3. Sift the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt in another bowl.
      4. Fold in the dry mixture to the wet mixture gently and make neither thick nor thin dough.
      5. Then add the chocolate chunks and give a quick mix.
      6. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 deg C.
      7. Make equal size balls from the dough and place over a baking tray keeping space in-between.
      8. Slightly flatten each ball and sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds on top.
      9. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
      10. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool down completely.
      11. Store in an air-tight container!

      Notes:

      Add a little more flour if needed while making the dough.

      Chocolate chips can opt if chocolate chunks are not available.

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      9 comments:

      1. Cookies flavored with tahini and chocolate...double treat is what I would say !!

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      2. I have come across recipes using tahini for cookies but haven't tried out the recipes. You've encouraged me to make tahini cookies. Actually like your recipe as you've used no butter. Wish I could pick a couple from the screen.

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      3. These cookies look so, so good! I love how you have incorporated tahini and chocolate chunks here. These crunchy beauties would make for a lovely treat for kids and adults alike. :)

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      4. Tahini flavoured cookies with choco chunks looks brilliant. The cookies are so crisp and crunchy. Irresistible cookies.

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      5. Such a innovative and super tasty cookies. These tahini cookies looking super yummy,crispy and perfect tea time snack.

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      6. As usual beautiful click. Tahini cookies sounds interesting. Cookies looks delectable. I wish I could grab one. Now you are tempting me to try this tahini cookies with choco chunks.

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      7. Wonderful share Sasmita.. Tahini cookies look so yumm want to grab some off the screen.. I too want to try cookies with tahini, with your recipe can definitely give it a try.

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      8. Tahini cookies looks super tempting and wish to grab from the screen. Choco chunks makes it so addictive and I am sure we cannot stop with one.

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