Sunflower Seed Halva Tea Biscuit Cookies

A cookie that's simple and perfectly complements a warm cup of tea.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup sunflower seed halva or you can use this recipe for Ukrainian Sunflower Seed Halva
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and line 1 or 2 baking trays with parchment.

Combine halva and syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until combined.

Add baking powder, almond milk, and vanilla and mix until creamed. Mix in flour just until the dough comes together (you don't want to overmix or the cookies will be tough.)

Divide the dough in half and roll out each half on a lightly floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch tall. Cut into 2 inch squares and place about 1/2 an inch apart on prepared tray. Use a fork to poke holes on top, then place in oven and bake cookies in batches for 10 - 12 just until they are slightly browning on edges.

Remove and cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.