If you have already developed a taste for tahini, also known as sesame seed butter, then you will love these cookies. The recipe comes from the splendid cooks at The Armenian Kitchen. This site is a gem of a find, loaded with authentic Armenian recipes. Armenian cuisine falls into the category of “Mediterranean healthy” with lots of vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and herbs.
One of the pleasures of driving to Fresno is eating at one of the “mom and pop” Armenian restaurants. The savory aromas waft past you as you walk in the door. Unfortunately, those fun places are two hours away, a serious drive from here in our part of the Sequoia National Forest. But with these recipes, we are enjoying more Armenian food right at home and getting closer to authentic every day. You can too!
Start with these shockingly simple cookies. The first time I tried them I thought, “This can’t be right. This is too easy!” Three of us, with decades of experience baking, hung around the oven to watch. We all three agreed: “This can’t be right!”
Then there they were–perfectly shaped and golden, crispy and not too sweet. This cookie is actually a crispy shell with a hollow interior. For its lightness, the cookie is satisfying. You do not need five of them in one sitting. One or two will do nicely. Here’s the line-up.
I know you are wondering, “Is this all?” Yes, this is it.
Store the cookies in an air-tight container. These lovelies are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea.
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