Jo's Techina Cookies

When my friend Jo served these tasty Techina Cookies for Shabbat dessert, I immediately asked for the recipe for my daughter and son-in-law who love techina. It was a nice surprise to get a recipe that happens to be fast and easy. 

Prep Time: 10 m
cook time
Cook Time: 10 m
Yield: 24-36 cookies
Course: Dessert
Occasion: Shabbat
Skill: Easy
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (use margarine for pareve cookies)
  • 1 cup tahini
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  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. 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 - as the cookies are fragile when they come out of the oven - before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

About Gram

Lisa Katz Shimoni, aka "Grammy", has been cooking (kosher) since 1988, creating online content since 1994 and building websites since 1999. As a result of the enthusiastic acclamation received to all of the above. Lisa has organized her very best recipes, aka "gems", into a fun website for her family, friends and anyone else interested. Enjoy!