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Tahini Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Tahini Cookies

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"This cookie recipe uses tahini (sesame seed butter purchased at a health food store or home made), also uses oatmeal, no flour, no sugar, no eggs and no dairy products. As variation, add chopped apples, raisins or dates."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the tahini, honey and cinnamon. Mix in walnuts and oats until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are slightly brown. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is so easy to make plus being absolutely delicious. It's also special for people who can't eat flour, sugar, eggs, dairy products, corn, or soy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2004

These don't even hold together enough to be able to pick them up, even though I cooked them a little longer - long enough to make the edges burn a little bit. I tried to get one off the pan and they're just little clumps of tahini & oatmeal basically, that fall all over the place. Flavor isn't that great, either. I just wasted almost all the honey I had left. This was a great idea but needs some major tweaking.


76 Ratings

May 07, 2007

These are quite tasty given they lack all the bad things that make a cookie good. They are nice and chewy, and raisins give them a nice burst of sweetness. They are more like chewy granola bars made into cookies, so I think it would be better to press the dough into a brownie pan and cut them into bars.

Dec 19, 2006

Turned out great! A wonderful alternative to sugary snacks for my son! I used about 2/3 cup of honey instead of 1/2 a cup. I also added raisins. Also a wonderful alternative for people with dairy and wheat allergies.

Jul 27, 2009

These are delicious, and taste almost like a hybrid oatmeal/peanut butter cookie. It really is important to let them rest for several minutes after they come out of the oven so they will hold their shape and not crumble. Using baking parchment makes it easier to remove them from the cookie sheet undisturbed -- then, remove them from the parchment after a few more minutes.

Oct 19, 2010

These were delish!I was trying to find a recipe to use up some Tahini that I bought to make hummus. I couldnt believe how good these came out. I added some chopped up dates and they complimented the flavored nicely. My kids, husband and workmates all loved them. Who knows, next time I might buy the Tahini for the cookies and use up the leftovers for hummus!

Sep 01, 2005

used almonds, raisons & groung flax seed

Jun 29, 2011

There really is no need to bake these. I make these same cookies with peaonut butter. And they are no bake. The heat will just kill the nutrients. I also used flaxseeds. These tasted great. I looked for a tahini cookie because my youngest does not like peanut butter and the tahini has such a mild flavor. Thanks for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 53 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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