First up were these almond, tehini, and honey cookies. Honey is used in a lot of Rosh Hasahanah treats since it symbolizes a sweet new year. Apples and honey, to be exact. And while these cookies lack apples, they're full of sweet honey. Another thing they're missing? Gluten (so if you're looking for a gluten-free recipe on this blog, this may just be the first one -- or at least the first one labeled gluten-free).
This dough comes together in literally a manner of seconds. Whisk together the dry ingredients in own bowl, the wet in another. Then, add the dry to the wet and mix together -- I did this with a whisk and some upper arm strength (thanks to my barre workout this morning). Seriously, it took seconds! They also bake up in no time!
Honey Almond Tahini Cookies
By The Gush Gourmet
Makes about 28 cookies
1.5 cups almond flour (finely ground almonds)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp tapioca starch OR 1 Tbsp corn starch (I used corn starch)
1/2 cup well-mixed tahini
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup sliced almonds (The recipe called for slivered almonds but I think she actually meant sliced almonds, but I bought slivered. I actually went out and bought sliced almonds since I thought they looked pretty on her cookies. Go with sliced almonds.)
Whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and starch in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: tahini, honey, egg, and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. I added mine in 3 additions.
Place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Place small scoops of the cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Make sure there is plenty of space between each one (they spread a lot!).
Sprinkle a little bit of sliced almonds over each cookie, pressing down slightly so they adhere. Don't be shy with the sliced almonds -- since the cookies spread, they too will spread out as the cookies bake.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven.
Cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.