So, I’ll be spending the next two weeks by myself. My husband moved out to the east coast yesterday to pursue his dream job at Sidewalk Labs in NYC while I stay out here and focus on my career in SF. We set up a nanny share for Elara, but it won’t start until mid-June, so he took Elara with him so that my mom could look after her until then. I’m going to miss my cuddle time with my baby but this also means 2 weeks of me-time! (I’m trying to stay positive here!) My plan is to go shopping, bake tons and eat as many warm meals as I can get!
On my first day of being alone, I made some pistachio cardamom tahini cookies! I found this simple recipe for tahini cookies via Food Gal and decided to add pistachios and ground cardamom to it to up the flavor factor!
These cookies are like mini shortbreads with almost a peanut buttery, nutty flavor. Sadly I could barely taste the cardamom, so I would definitely increase the amount of cardamom in them! They practically melt in your mouth and the sesame seeds add a nice crunchy texture!
After I baked the cookies, I taste-tested them and felt like something was missing. I decided that a drizzle of white chocolate would fix any issues! Because chocolate fixes all! And it worked – the cookies themselves aren’t all that sweet so the white chocolate worked perfectly with them!