tahini oreo cookies

Tahini Oreo Cookies: A Middle Eastern Delight

Everyone loves cookies. From the first bite, to the warmth and comfort they provide while they’re being eaten, there’s just something so special about a cookie.

Unfortunately, these delicacies are not always healthy and a lot of times it can be difficult to find one that fits your dietary restrictions or preferences.

I don’t know about your dietary restrictions but I could really go for some Tahini cookies right now.

A cookie that is reminiscent of the good old days when we were kids and our mom would make them for us on weekends after school was over and we were too tired to bake anything else ourselves.

These cookies are not only delicious, but they also contain a lot of nostalgia. The recipe for these cookies is simple and doesn’t require any special ingredients.

The best part about making these cookies at home is that you can make them in whatever flavor you like and have the freedom to add or omit ingredients as well.

Making Tahini Oreo Cookies At Home

Oreo cookies are a favorite snack for many people and they can be stuffed with different types of fillings. One popular filling is tahini, which has become a favorite in the past few years.

Tahini Oreos are a delicious and healthy snack that is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste.

The best part about these cookies is the fact that you can customize them with whatever you want inside – chocolate chips, nuts, or even fruit!

Tahini Oreos are not just for those who are vegan or vegetarian. They can also be enjoyed by those who love the taste of tahini, without feeling guilty about eating it.

These cookies are a perfect example of how to incorporate your favorite flavors into a cookie. The tahini butter adds an interesting twist to the classic Oreo cookie.

A quick shout out to my girl Molly for this amazing recipe!

Tahini Oreo Cookie Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (250g) AP flour
  • 1 cup (80g) unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups (283g) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups (150g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Oven 325 F.

Instructions:

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture and beat until it comes together in a ball.
  • Dust counter with cocoa powder, roll out your dough to around 1/4 inch thick, and cut out 2-inch circles.
  • Transfer them to a baking sheet, using an offset spatula, placing them about an inch apart.
  • Re-roll scraps and cut out remaining circles. (The dough can also be made a day in advance, wrapped in plastic, and chilled)
  • Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until the tops are no longer shiny. Transfer to a rack and cool completely.

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (56g) tahini
  • 1 1/2 cups (187g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the butter and tahini until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and beat to combine. 

Assemble

Fill a piping bag with the filling and pipe a blob onto the center of half the cookies. Top them with the rest of the cookies to make little sandwiches. 

Tahini is a Middle Eastern spread made from ground sesame seeds. It is perfect for this savory treat because it adds a nutty flavor to the cookies. Check out this video to learn more about Tahini.

Note On The Recipe:

It is an excellent idea to dust your work surface with cocoa powder in order to produce a beautiful, dark, chocolatey aesthetic.

Since the cocoa powder is unsweetened, using an excessive amount of it might make the cookies taste slightly bitter.

It is amazing how amazing these cookies taste when paired with the super sweet buttercream. You can also dust your work surface with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or a mixture thereof if you prefer a sweeter cookie.

Lastly, because this dough is so delicate, try not to handle it too much, and if it gets too soft, put it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up. You can also make this dough ahead of time, wrap it tightly, and keep it in the fridge.

These tahini oreo cookies are so easy to make and they are perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate, tahini, and oreos. They are also great for people who want to eat healthier but still enjoy indulgent desserts.

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