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Tahini Cookies Recipe

Tahini Cookies

 Let me preface by saying how much I’m in love with tahini. I only ever used them as dressings in salads, but after discovering it could be used in desserts too? Mind blown. These tahini cookies are perfect for when you want a sweet treat with a hint of savoriness and a nutty flavor. The healthy fats from the tahini and coconut oil paired with the antioxidants and fiber from the almond flour makes these cookies satisfying and enjoyable. I generally skip out on salt when baking, but salt really brings out the flavor here so don’t ignore it!

One thing I love about baking at home is I know exactly what is in my food. I’ll never have to think of billions of ingredients that are snuck into desserts. So enjoy these with a warm cup of hot chocolate, (and if you don’t already have one I’ll link my recipe for it here), a book, and a cozy blanket. And if I had a cat or a dog I’d be petting it too.

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 3/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax seeds mixed with 2 tablespoons water, you can also use a normal egg but I ran out)

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • sesame seeds

  • dark chocolate (chocolate chips work too)

  • salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  1. In a bowl combine all the wet ingredients: coconut oil, tahini, honey, flax or normal egg, and vanilla together.

  1. Fold in the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips until a dough forms.

  1. Roll the dough into balls and place them on the baking tray. Use a spoon to slightly flatten the balls, which allows them to spread while baking. Sprinkle salt and sesame seeds on top of the cookies before popping them in the oven.

  1. Bake them for 10 minutes or until they look not raw (although I do love raw cookie dough). Remove them from the oven and let them cool (something which I never end up doing but you should anyways, coming from someone who has burned her mouth multiple times from eating things straight out of the oven).

Get your cup of hot chocolate, yes this is required, grab a book, and enjoy!

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