Almond Butter Tahini Cookies and 28 Passover Recipes!

Almond Butter Tahini cookies
These almond butter tahini cookies are gluten free which makes them perfect Passover. Chewy, but fragile, I know you will love them. Tasting like they are made with browned butter-but not- I know these cookies with dark chocolate, will be a new hit!

Almond Butter Tahini Cookies are perfect for Passover Gluten Free and Delicious www.thisishowicook.com #glutenfreecookies #Passover #tahini

Passover recipes are traditional but I always try to add in something new. Passover begins on Good Friday this year and I have yet to begin cooking. Unfortunately we were called away suddenly to Texas last week because my mother in law died. She suffered from Alzheimer’s the last year and a half and I do believe she would have been happy that she didn’t linger longer. We will miss her but she had a mostly great 87 years. It is an awful disease that badly needs a cure. So now I’m back and trying to prepare for Passover. Below is an updated post in case you also need to get started. I had hoped to post some new Passover recipes but sometimes the oldies but goodies, are the best!

(An updated post from 2017)

Passover is a week from Monday and my cooking has begun. Yesterday found me starting 2 pots of chicken soup and experimenting with a new almond butter, tahini cookie. I was pleasantly surprised by these. They taste rich and a lot like a browned butter cookie, but no butter in these except for the almond butter. Totally gluten free and perfect for Passover. I used just a touch of almond flour in them and some dark chocolate chips. Most are in the freezer, but not before Manservant devoured 1/2 dozen of them.I still have a long way to go and tomorrow I will be regrouting our shower that badly needed it. I took out the grout Thursday-what a mess!  I best figure out quickly what will be on our plate next Monday as Zoe and my folks arrive on Saturday. I’ll do as much as I can before they get here. To help me focus I decided to put together a roundup of what’s been on our plates through the years. Even if you don’t celebrate Passover I know there will be something here to enjoy!

Passover Food Tips:

A few tips to pass on…I have made gefilte fish in the past, but highly recommend Ungar’s gefilte fish, found in the freezer case. Add some onions, celery and carrots to the water when you boil this loaf and then just follow the directions on the package. It is a hit! I also make my own horseradish easily in the food processor. Yes. It is a pain to peel and chop and WATCH OUT when you open the lid of the processor! Those fumes will get you! Throw in a bit of white vinegar, some salt and maybe a cooked beet if you need to tone it down. This is great horseradish!

Need a Passover recipe schedule?

2 weeks ahead: I’m starting my chicken soup today, as well as the matzo balls. These can be frozen and it is good to get them out of the way. Potato kugels are easily frozen and then thawed and reheated. Matzo toffee and matzo crunch can be made several weeks ahead.

1 week ahead: Macaroons and Passover cookies. Some can be frozen, but I don’t freeze the macaroons. Has anyone ever tried that?

3 days ahead: The gefilte fish I do about three days ahead and store in the fridge. I always set my Passover table early.

2 Days ahead: Charoset and horseradish can be made two days before. Brisket can be done two days ahead. Keep it wrapped in the fridge and slice it the day of.  They can also be frozen.  Colorado is dry so if I do a meringue dessert I bake the meringues two days ahead and assemble the day of. Most cakes can be frozen and thawed and then assembled the day of, if not the day before.

1 Day ahead: I usually make chopped liver a day ahead. Take anything out of freezer that needs to be thawed overnight.

Day of: Make a list of everything that you are serving and how to reheat them. Get out your serving dishes and utensils and label each plate. (My mother taught me this!) With any luck you will have someone to help in the kitchen who is good at following directions! Do your Seder plate and salt water. I always place green onions and parsley in little vases and place them on the table, too. I prepare my vegetable on the day of. So make sure you have what you need. I also get a chicken dish ready and then assemble cookie trays, etc.

Now go get dressed and relax. Everything will be perfect. And there is so much food that no one will notice if you forgot anything!

I hope I will have some new Passover recipes to add during the week if I get a chance. This matzo grilled cheese is a favorite of mine and though I know it won’t work for Seder, be sure to make it during the week. Love this! For snacks during the week this matzo crunch more than suffices! Hopefully some of the menus below will give you some ideas if you are behind like I am. Spring cleaning got the best of me, as did spring fever. Happy Passover or Easter!

Chopped Liver

Chopped Liver Passover Recipes

Sephardic Charoset

Sephardic Charoset Passover Recipe

Beet Pickled Eggs are a great change from plain hard boiled eggs!

These beet pickled deviled eggs are a perfect use for hard boiled eggs. We also served these at our Passover Seder. So Pretty and easy to make! #eggs #deviledeggs #appetizer www.thisishowicook.com

 Matzoh Ball Soup and Passover Menu 2015

Matzo Ball Soup Passover Recipe

Chicken Matzo Egg Drop Soup

This springtime matzo egg drop soup is perfect. It solves the matzo ball dilemma of sinkers or floaters by using just matzo meal and eggs that are dropped by spoonfuls into the hot broth. This forms creative little matzo discs that I just love! #matzoballs #chickensoup #passoverrecipes www.thisishowicook.com

Matzo Mina Chicken Cardamom Pie

Matzo Mina Cardamom chicken Pie Passover Recipe

Roasted Salmon with Fennel

Roasted Salmon with Fennel

Olive Oil Bake Fish with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Olive Oil Baked Fish with Pine nuts and Raisins

Macaroons 1

Macaroons for Passover

Macaroons 2

Macaroons for Passover

Matzo Fool’s Toffee

Fool's-Saltine-Toffee

Rosewater Meringues and Passover Menu 2016

Rosewater Meringues

Famous Passover Mocha Nut Cake

Passover Mocha Nut Cake

Apple Cake with Matzoh Streusel and Caramel Sauce

Passover Apple Cake

Flourless, Gluten Free Passover Fudge Cake and Passover Menu 2014

Passover Gluten Free Fudge Cake

Marshmallows and Matzo S’mores

    Marshmallows

Chocolate Covered Orange Peels

Chocolate covered Orange Peels

Easy Raspberry Meringue Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Raspberry Meringue Cake for Passover

For breakfast you may want to try this Overnight Matzo Brei! So good!

This overnight matzoh brei with caramel apples is perfect for brunch. I love this simple idea and it also makes great leftovers! #PassoverRecipes #matzoh #matzohbrei #brunch www.thisishowicook.com

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Almond Butter Tahini Cokies

Almond Butter Tahini Cookies and 23 Passover Recipes!

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Jewish American

Description

These almond butter tahini cookies are gluten free which makes them perfect for Passover. Chewy, but fragile, I know you will love them. Tasting like they are made with browned butter-but not- I know these cookies with dark chocolate, will be a new hit!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 t vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c almond butter with salt (Make sure this is blended well!)
  • 1/2 c tahini (Make sure the oil is incorporated)
  • 1/4 t kosher salt and more to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 1/3 c dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Stir in almond butter and tahini. Mix well. Add almond flour and chocolate chips.
  2. Using a tablespoon drop dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. They will be oily. Freeze for about 30 minutes or chill overnight. If oil is puddled on the cookie sheet, use a paper towel to blot up before baking.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350. Place about 15 dough balls per cookie sheet. Sprinkle with more salt if desired. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. They will spread a bit and may become lacy at the edges. These crumbs taste like browned butter. So good! Cool and let set a minute or so before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely

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  • lisaiscooking
    April 22, 2019 at 9:47 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you had a nice Passover. All these dishes look so good. I’d love to try making Matzo toffee.

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)
    April 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss but you are correct about Alzheimer’s making life sometimes unbearable. Your oldies but goodies are definitely worth repeating.

  • sippitysup
    April 11, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I recall making your charoset recipe a few years ago. This year we’ll be in Mexico, so this post will have to suffice. GREG

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      April 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      I think I’d rather be in Mexico!

  • Pam
    April 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Great roundup, Abbe! We don’t celebrate Passover but I have friends who do so they will love the food here, esp the Matzo Mina Chicken Cardamom Pie! I love it all too, esp those pickled eggs and the cookies. Sorry about your MIL. Take care and Happy Passover Cooking!

  • Healthy World Cuisine
    April 10, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Wow! This is a very informative post. Not only do you have one delicious cookie we can’t wait to try but a million other ideas for passover. Cornerstone content , right here! Just pinned!

  • Easyfoodsmith
    April 9, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Wow! They sound amazing with that almond butter and tahini.

  • Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
    April 9, 2019 at 7:51 am

    I love lineups like this and you’ve reminded me I want to make those chocolate covered orange peels. You cookies look divine Abbe.

  • angiesrecipes
    April 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Almond butter and tahini are two of my favourite things and you have just put them together with chocolate in one. Absolutely irresistible!

  • John / Kitchen Riffs
    April 8, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. 🙁 But glad you decided to update this post — some really nice recipes here, Thanks!

  • 2 sisters recipes
    April 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    What a delicious round up for Passover! I bet Passover will be delicious in your house! I am craving for all your desserts!! Amazing!!

  • Sippity Sup
    April 7, 2017 at 12:40 am

    I felt sure I'd already commented that the Sephardics in my household will be grateful for the Charoset link. Happy Passover… GREG

  • Juliana
    April 6, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Oh Abbe…thanks for sharing all the recipes for Passover…and I am loving the sound and the look of these cookies…almond butter and tahini…
    I hope you are having a wonderful week 🙂

  • Sippity Sup
    April 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I live with two Sephardics and there is often discussion about Ken's Grandma's Sephardic Charoset. So I thank you for this link. GREG

  • Balvinder Ubi
    April 4, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    All of the Passover recipes look so good! And, the cookies look fabulous. Thanks for sharing the gluten free recipe!

  • All That I'm Eating
    April 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    These all sound so delicious, especially those rosewater meringues. Love the idea of using tahini in a sweet recipe like this.

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    April 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I hope you give a tutorial on regrouting your shower, Abbe! That's something that needs to be done here as well. What a delicious round-up of recipes! I'm sure Passover will be delicious at your home. Great idea to get a head start. I need to get better at finding do-ahead recipes!

  • Beth
    April 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Your cookies look great – and that raspberry meringue cake looks absolutely brilliant!

  • Liz Berg
    April 2, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Everything looks fabulous!! I'm especially drooling over all the desserts!

  • Cheri Savory Spoon
    April 2, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Hi Abbe, looks like you have a delicious and wonderful line-up of recipes this time of year for you and your family. Each one looks as if it has been prepared with love. I tried re-grouting about 10 years ago and my family still teases me about that one, wish you the best.

  • Tricia Buice
    April 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    What a wonderful roundup Abbe – and even though we don't celebrate Passover, these recipes are terrific. The almond butter cookies sound great and that potato kugel is calling my name. I have never attempted to re-grout my shower but I need to. You are my hero! Have a blessed weekend and thanks!

  • Angie Schneider
    April 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    That's a great roundup of Passpover recipes! Had some black sesame paste cookies some while ago, so I am sure these with almond butter and white tahini are divine.

  • Kitchen Riffs
    April 1, 2017 at 4:02 am

    It's always important to do baking experiments! And this looks like a good one — I'll bet the flavor is super. And speaking of super, really nice list of recipes — thanks for sharing that. Don't envy you your re-grouting — not something I like, at all. I recommend a cocktail or two when you're finished. Rewards are important! 🙂