Next up on our Perfect Picnic series ….
I love nuts and almonds probably top the list. I especially fell in love with Amaretti Morbidi (soft almond biscuits ) after trying them for the first time in Italy (on the day of my wedding) and craving them for months before we found this incredible, simple recipe on loveandoliveoil.com. While sorting through my fridge & pantry looking for leftover ingredients I found a quarter bottle of tahini and decided to include it in this modified recipe with fingers crossed they would turn out edible. I love the chewiness of these cookies and the sesame just adds enough flavour to make them different from your regular almond cookies. They’re not too sweet too which I like in my cookies because it means I can have double the usual amount with half the guilt!
It’s important to let these cookies rest before baking them and take them out as soon as they are set and lightly golden to keep them moist & chewy. Lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.
Prep Time : 15 mins Baking time : 15 mins
Makes about 15 cookies
100g Almond flour, almond meal or finely ground almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup white sugar
15g plain flour
60 ml tahini
45 ml honey
1 tsp almond essence
Sesame seeds and/or flaked almonds for topping
Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat your oven to 180’c
Line a cookie sheet with baking paper
In a bowl, combine almond flour, flour, sugar & salt and stir to mix
In another bowl , add egg and whisk under frothy
Add tahini, honey & almond essence. Whisk everything together
Add dry ingredients to the wet, incorporating slowly until you form a dough. The dough will be wet, so don’t add anymore flour
Wet your hands or dust with icing sugar , scoop out about a tablespoon of the dough and roll into a small ball. do this with all too the dough, placing the balls on your cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Top with the sesame seeds, flaked almonds or both and let them rest for 15 mins.
Bake for 15 mins until the tops of the cookies are honey coloured and slightly cracked.
Let them cool for 15 mins on a wire rack.
Keeps airtight for 3 days.
x Anu & Suba