vanilla and chocolate tahini cookies

Good Morning! Correction, good afternoon.. This weekend has been full of fun as I reunite with friends who have just got back from their holidays, visiting family and from celebrating of the New Year.

Still, I have a confession, I’m a tad devastated that the holiday season is over.. It’s literally euphoric for me to listen to Christmas music while cooking for friends and family. But, yesterday was Three Kinds Day and I knew the holidays have officially concluded. Fin! Finito! My beautiful Christmas tree has gone in the rubbish, No more Wham!’s “Last Christmas” no more “Jingle Bell Rock” and definitely no more presents.

But I cannot help my defiant nature. So, I made some drop dead delish Christmas cookies to send out as my “Thank You’s”. This recipe I stumbled upon one day and I KNEW I had to share with you all. These cookies just melt in your mouth and the Tahini flavor perfectly compliments the gentle perfume of vanilla. I also added a bit of chocolate, because when is that ever not a good idea? So Scrumptious, I tell you! Best start baking now before it’s June and you’ve totally forgot to send out your Thank you Cards. While you’re at it, make a little extra for yourselves.


Vanilla Tahini Cookies

1 Stick of butter (room temp)

1 egg

1/4 cup of Tahini

1 cup of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Preheat oven at 350ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

With a stand or hand mixer, whip butter and sugar until light and fluffy and is a light golden colour. Add egg, vanilla and tahini, mix well. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet, at this point I like to use a silicone spatula so I can make sure I do not over mix.

Turn out the mix and work at little more with your hands until a dough is formed. Sprinkle a little flour if too sticky.

Wrap dough in plastic and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will enable the flour to properly hydrate.

Roll out chilled dough to a 1/4 inch thickness cut out into any shape you want!

Place on prepared tray and bake for 8-13 minutes.


Vanilla Icing

1 cup of Confectioners Sugar

2 teaspoons of almond milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix with fork of mini whisk until fully incorporated, I like to also sift my sugar to make sure there aren’t any clumps.

Pipe gurl, pipe!

Here are some bloopers, this was the first year we celebrated with Merlin. What did we learn? Cats love ribbon.

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