Tahini Cookies with Nut Filling
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Serves: 30
 
Ingredients
  • Biscuit centre:
  • 1 cup chopped, toasted walnuts or hazelnuts
  • 1½ cups castor sugar
  • 1 cup tahini
  • Biscuit mix:
  • 125g butter
  • 85 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml yogurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • About 3 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Cover a baking tray with a silicone mat or baking paper
  3. Mix the 3 biscuit filling ingredients together well in a bowl (nuts, sugar and tahini)
  4. In a separate bowl add all the biscuit ingredients except for the flour.
  5. Mix well and gradually add the flour until you have a nice earlobe consistency.
  6. Once the dough is forming a nice soft ball, put it on the counter and divide into 3 parts
  7. Roll out the first third, into a long thin flat line about 8cm wide
  8. Take a third of the filling mixture and spread it gently down the dough as seen in the video
  9. Carefully fold the pastry over the filling and cover the seam.
  10. Slice the roll and place on the baking tray leaving a little room for spreading
  11. Bake until they take on a little colour, around 12 to 15 minutes
  12. Remove from oven but do not touch them until completely cool
  13. Sprinkle with icing sugar before serving if desired
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/tahini-sesame-cookies/