These amazing tahini cookies are chewy and delightful without any dairy or eggs. Using spelt flour, sesame seeds, and no refined sugar makes them a virtuous treat with a cup of coffee or tea.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
38 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Combine 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons spelt flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in the center; add 1/3 cup grape molasses and tahini. Stir to combine. Roll small portions of dough between your palms into small balls, about 1/2 inch in diameter.

  • Combine water and 1 tablespoon grape molasses in a small bowl or shallow dish. Place sesame seeds in a second bowl. Roll balls in the molasses; coat with sesame seeds. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass.

  • Bake in the preheated until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet.

Cook's Note:

You can use plain flour instead of spelt flour. You can also use honey instead of grape molasses, but the flavor will change slightly and the cookies will not be strictly vegan.

Nutrition Facts

46 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 2.1g; sodium 29.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
These are great! Made these during the Great 2020 Quarantine, so had plenty of time on my hands to make my own grape molasses. I accidentally left the second batch in the oven for a minute too long, and they turned out crispy instead of slightly chewy. They’re very delicate, so baking them for 8-9 minutes results in better flavor and a nice semi-soft texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2018
Needs more salt! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
These are great! Made these during the Great 2020 Quarantine, so had plenty of time on my hands to make my own grape molasses. I accidentally left the second batch in the oven for a minute too long, and they turned out crispy instead of slightly chewy. They’re very delicate, so baking them for 8-9 minutes results in better flavor and a nice semi-soft texture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2018
This came out great. I added Italian seasoning to mine once it was done. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2018
I added one egg and more coconut/almond/hazelnut flour until dough was firm enough. Added Truvia alt/ sweetener for sugar also to keep it low-carb. Used half regular Molasses and half honey to replace grape Molasses. Turned out yummy. Read More
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