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!
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.
Questions about Vegan Tahini Cookies
How to make Vegan Tahini Cookies? To make Vegan Tahini Cookies, combine oat flour, tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract (optional). Mix into a dough. Using a tablespoon, spoon little balls of dough onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Flatten them slightly and bake for 12 minutes.
How to make oat flour? To make oat flour, all you need to do is throw oats into a blender and blitz into flour. That is literally it!
What is tahini? Tahini is the paste made from ground sesame seeds. It resembles runny peanut butter. It is quite bitter and earthy in flavour.
Are oats gluten-free? Oats are naturally gluten-free but due to the processing that takes place, they are commonly produced and packaged in factories that handle gluten-containing grains. It is always best to check on the packaging to clarify whether the oats have been handled in a factory that ensures gluten will not have contaminated the oats.
These Vegan Tahini Cookies are…
- Made using 3 ingredients
Vegan Tahini Cookies Recipe
Makes 20 cookies
Ingredients for Vegan Tahini Cookies:
- 250g gluten-free oat flour
- 300g tahini
- 150 ml maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Place tahini and maple syrup in saucepan and heat until runny and well combined.
- Add the vanilla extract and oat flour and mix into a rough dough.
- With a tablespoon, scoop the mixture on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, a spoon at a time.
- Flatten the balls slightly with fingertips then bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature.
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Big Thanks to…
David Lebovitz for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their version here.