I'm a *tahini* bit obsessed with these...
Ha, ha. Really though, these Tahini cookies are SO GOOD. I've become a bit obsessed with baking with Tahini ever since I tried Ambitious Kitchen's Tahini Brownies. (Sooo goood).
The rich tahini flavor and chocolate merry so well together. That's why these cookies demanded chocolate chunks. Do not underestimate the chocolate/tahini combo.
Plus, we all know dark chocolate is a superfood packed with antioxidants.
DID YOU KNOW that Tahini is also amazing for you? Check out all these health benefits from Mind Body Green - and find the rest of the list here.
- It’s rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.
- It's a good source of Methionine, which aids in liver detoxification.
- It’s one of the best sources of calcium out there.
- It’s high in vitamin E and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
- Helps to promote healthy cell growth.
- Prevent anemia.
These cookies also have cinnamon in them, which in addition to boosting metabolism and stablizing blood sugar, lends a mildy sweet flavor to the rich and creamy tahini. These cookies are kind of savory, which is kind of cool. But they are also chocolate chunk cookies, so they are pretty sweet. They are savory-sweet.
They are also super thin, but have the most perfect chewy consistency when cooled. Sometimes cookies are so thin and crispy, they are more like a cracker. Or sometimes they are so thin, they fall apart. These are neither. These are thin AND perfect.
Okay, so here's the recipe...
Cinnamon Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies
By The Granola Diaries
- ⅔ C Tahini (creamy + drippy)
- ⅓ C Honey or Maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅓ C + 1 - 2 Tbsp Oat or Almond flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- Handful of chocolate chunks, plus some for topping
Preheat oven to 350. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Add flour of choice, baking powder, and a pinch of salt, and fold until combined. Roll into balls and bake for 8 - 10 minutes. LET COOL (on a cooling rack if you have one) before eating, or they won't stick together!
Note: the cookies will spread and flatten, leave some room between the balls before baking!