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3 Ingredient Tahini Cookies (vegan | gluten-free | refined sugar-free)

If you’re more a lover of the bittersweet stuff, then these cookies are a match made in heaven for you. Sesame seeds exude a rather sweet fragrance which is uniquely coupled with a slightly bitter undertone following its characteristically nutty flavour. Not sure I’ve really bigged these seeds up in that description, but they really do taste great in butter or candy form!

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Tahini is basically the butter made out of these seeds and it has the perfect amount of fat so no additional fat is required for baking. A bit of oat flour and some sweetener is all you need and you have these beauties to dunk in your tea- well actually, since they’re quite powdery in texture, they’re best enjoyed dry, but I did slap on some maple syrup and pistachios for an extra oomph.

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Serving size:

Makes 20 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 250g oat flour
  • 300g tahini
  • 150 ml maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Place tahini and maple syrup in saucepan and heat until runny and well combined.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and oat flour and mix into a rough dough.
  4. With a tablespoon, scoop the mixture on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, a spoon at a time.
  5. Flatten the balls slightly with fingertips then bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature.

Brush with a little maple syrup and sprinkle generously with crushed pistachios, even chocolate chips if you want to go all out, either way, they’ll taste superb.

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