Empathy is a kind of emotional mirroring. Your friend is excited, so you get excited. You yawn – they yawn. When your world feels upside down, and someone reaches through the dark, holds your hand and says, “I know what you’re dealing with. I understand,” you feel better because you’re not alone. This feeling helps bring us together. It connects us as we share this thing called LIFE.
ya feelin’ me?
yeah. i feel ya…
Eat Your Emotions: Empathy - Tahini SablésPrint This
- 225g (2 sticks or 16 Tbsp) unsalted butter, room temp
- 75g (1/3 cup) tahini
- 140g (2/3 cup) sugar
- 3g (1/2 tsp) salt
- 375g (3 cups) all purpose flour
- 50g (1/3 cup) roasted peanuts, chopped
- optional topping: powdered sugar
tips for success:
- use a cupcake pan for individual shortbread rounds, or you can use individual tart rings if you have them.
- use a piping bag to make easy work of individual rounds
- if you have no molds, you can use one round 9″ cake or pie pan, and cut into wedges after baking.
- a stand mixer with paddle attachment is helpful
- preheat oven to 325 F.
- butter your molds. if you are using one large pan, line it with parchment paper like it is a big cupcake.
- cream together sugar, salt, butter, tahini until well combined and airy
- add in the flour. paddle it on low/med speed for at least 5 minutes.
- add in the chopped peanuts. paddle it until evenly transferred.
- pipe in or scoop even spoonfuls into the molds. press it down evenly. if you are using the cupcake pan or tart rings, the dough should be a little less than 1/2″ thick. if you are using one large pan, spread the dough evenly over the bottom, edge to edge.
- bake until lightly browned. the time will vary depending on your chosen shape. for small individual rounds, check back in 15 minutes, then monitor until lightly browned. they should not get too dark.
- cool 5 minutes. dust with powdered sugar if desired. cut large round into shapes now. cool completely in pans.