Tahini Butter Cookies with Seasonal Fruit
  • 1cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2cup natural cane sugar
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2cup tahini (ground sesame paste), plain or roasted
  • 1 1/4cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4cup plain or vanilla yogurt, preferably Greek
  • 1/2tablespoon honeyor to taste
  • 1 apple,diced-with skin
  • 1 orangesectioned and diced
  • 3/4cup seedless grapeshalved
  • 1 pear,diced-with skin
  1. Preheat oven to 325˚. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and tahini, and mix thoroughly.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Add gradually to butter and sugar mixture, blending thoroughly. Using a spoon, drop batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet in roughly tablespoon-sized portions, about an inch apart. Bake in preheated oven approximately 15–17 minutes, until cookie edges are a light golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheet. (Makes about 42.)
  3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together yogurt and honey. Place all fruit in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat. Serve in individual bowls with cookies on the side.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Tahini Butter Cookies with Seasonal Fruit
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (with 1 cookie): 180 cal, 36% fat cal, 8g fat (2g mono, 1g poly, 4g sat), 15mg chol, 2g protein, 28g carb, 4g fiber, 15mg sodium

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