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Did you know tahini (sesame seed butter) can help you make great cookies?

Double chocolate tahini cookies
Photo courtesy of Prescribe Nutrition

You may be familiar with tahini (sesame seed butter) as a hummus ingredient (and it is). But did you know tahini can also help you make great cookies? It adds a lovely nuttiness and creates a delightful texture, too. And the best part? Tahini is a great source of antioxidants, healthy fats, calcium and vitamin B6.

Double Chocolate Tahini Cookies


  • 1 egg (or flax egg)
  • ½ cup tahini (sesame seed butter, stirred so the oil is incorporated)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar 
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the egg, tahini, sugar, oil and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. 

Add the almond flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix again until absorbed. (You should have a sticky dough ball at this point.)

Fold in chocolate chips to taste. 

Roll tablespoon-sized dough balls and place on baking sheet. 

Sprinkle each cookie with a bit of sea salt.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

Christina Sandok lives in Edina and is the owner of Prescribe Nutrition, which offers virtual health coaching and online nutrition programs. Learn more at prescribe-nutrition.com or @prescribe_nutrition on Instagram.