Tahini Oatmeal Walnut Cookies
Chewy, sweet, nutty - and very easy to make.
Submitted by Meeshka (adapted from Jane Kinderlehrer's book "Smart Cookies")
1/2 cup honey*
6 tbsp tahini
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats**
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pistachios & pecans)
Preheat oven to 325. (If using dark metal pans, or if your oven is extra hot, lower the temperature to 315.) Mix honey with tahini, then add oats and cinnamon. Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet (lightly greased or lined with parchment paper). Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Keep your eyes on these as the honey browns fast. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
* agave nectar or maple syrup can be used instead of honey (see comment 3)
** for gluten-free cookies, use gluten-free oats