Declaring that I have one favorite cookie seems like a daring and potentially deceitful assertion; after all, there are so many tempting varieties to devour.Being a chocoholic, I do like the hallmark cookies,chocolate chip and Oreo. But I've to admit Turkish Sesame Cookies with nutty sesame seeds , pistachios and honey are my personal favorite.I make them regularly and end up eating more than my boys(They favor chocolate).Who ever I shared these with always loved it and asked for the recipe.Hence these cookies were apt for Noor's of YaSalaam Cooking , My favorite cookie recipe celebration.
If you love the flavor of honey and nuts ,try these and see if it becomes one of your favorites as well.
3/4 cup All purpose Flour, unbleached
3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour
3 tablespoon Toasted Sesame seeds
3 tablespoon Pistachios ,chopped
2 tablespoon Pure Honey
1 Organic Egg
1/4 cup brown Sugar or natural sweetener Agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 tablespoons Organic milk
2 tablespoon softened Butter or Clarified Butter(ghee)
2 tablespoon Olive oil
Yields: About 12 medium cookies
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In bowl mix toasted sesame seeds with honey.
In another bowl whisk eggs, butter,milk and sugar together, until light and fluffy.
Sift the flours,baking powder ,soda and salt. Stir this in to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly until the dough comes together,add more milk if needed. Knead for a minute and wrap and allow to rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Spread some all-purpose flour on work surface and roll the dough using a rolling pin. Using a round cookie-cutter , cut and lay on a cookie sheet. Now spread honey sesame mixture on top of each of the cookies.Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly brown.Cool on rack and store in air tight container.
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