Desserts

Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!
tahini chocolate chips cookies scattered on a plate

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, soft and incredibly sweet.
  • These cookies have chunks of chocolate and soft, caramel dates.
  • They have the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
  • A cookie that both vegan and non-vegans will enjoy!
  • The tahini adds a nutty flavor which balances perfectly with the sweetness from the chocolate chips and dates!
  • You can use gluten-free oats to make this cookie recipe gluten-free.
  • This recipe is nut-free!
  • Check out this gluten-free tahini chocolate chip cookies!
a hand holding a chocolate chip cookie with tahini and dates

Ingredients and Substitutions

There is a combination of organic old fashioned rolled oats and oat flour for the base of this recipe. You can make your own oat flour by blending oats for 30 seconds.

Baking powder helps these cookies rise and have the fluffy, chewy factor.
A pinch of salt to help balance out all the flavors.

Ground flax adds fiber and nutrients, you can leave this out if you want.

Smooth and creamy tahini for the base. I prefer to use the one from Trader Joe’s or Soom Foods.

Maple syrup for a bit of sweetness, you can also use date syrup, honey or agave.

Vanilla extract adds flavor.

Chopped dates give these cookies that chewy, sweet flavor and texture. You can use raisins or just omit.

Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, you can use dairy or dairy free. Try chopping up a chocolate bar to get all different shapes and sizes!

all the ingredients you need to make these cookies

how to make

Step one: In a large mixing bowl, combine tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

the wet ingredients in a large bowl

Step two: In a medium bowl, combine old fashioned rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, salt and ground flax. Mix with a whisk until well incorporated.

Step three: Next, fold in dry ingredients into wet and mix with a spatula until combined. Then, fold in chopped dates and chocolate chips/chunks.

Step Four: Use a cookie scoop and scoop dough, then roll into a large ball and flatten with the palm of your hands. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Step Five: Bake at 350F for 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing.

a close up shot of the tahini cookies

Kitchen tools needed

  • blender (if making your own oat flour)
  • two bowls, one medium and one large
  • measuring cups
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • knife
a bite taken out of the tahini cookie while a hand is holding it.

Tips And Tricks

Combine wet ingredients then add in dry.

Use a smooth tahini that is runny and not solid.

Use your hands to really incorporate the ingredients.

Taste and Texture

These Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy and the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

Since these tahini cookies don’t have any butter or granulated sugar, the texture will be a little different than your standard chocolate chip cookies. These resemble more of a granola bar.

How to serve and store

These are best stored in an airtight container on the counter and enjoyed within 4-5 days.

Enjoy warm or at room temperature with a glass of almond milk or cup of coffee.

a stack of the chocolate chip cookies

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes! They will last for 30 days stored in the freezer in an airtight container.

Do I have to add in dates?

Nope! But I definitely recommend it.

Are these gluten-free?

No, but you can use certified gluten-free oats to make them gluten-free!

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Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are a healthier cookie that is made with old fashioned oats, tahini, chopped dates, and ground flax. These cookies are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy once you bite into them. Sweetened with maple syrup and sprinkled with a small amount of sea salt for the ultimate sweet and salty dessert!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
22 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

10 large cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Then, make the oat flour by blending oats in a blender for about 15-30 seconds or until you get a fine oat flour. If you already have oat flour on hand, you can skip this step.
  2. In a large bowl, combine old fashioned rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, salt and ground flax. Mix with a whisk until well incorporated. Set this mixture aside.
  3. Then, in a separate bowl, combine tahini, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until ingredients are well combined. Next, pour dry ingredients into wet and mix with a spatula until combined. Set aside.
  4. Fold in chopped dates and chocolate chunks to the dough. Mix until well combined, you may need to use your hands to really incorporate all the ingredients.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into hand and roll into a ball.
  6. Place the ball onto a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper, and using the palm of your hands flatten the top slightly.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool completely for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or plate and enjoy!

Notes

  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4-5 days.
  • Use a smooth tahini that is runny and not solid.
  • Use your hands to really incorporate the ingredients if needed.

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I feel like I’ve already made my mark in the comment section of this recipe but I need you to understand how good these are!! I truly can only let myself make a half batch because I EAT THEM ALL. Every time. I seriously don’t share them ?

These were really good!! When mixing the wet and dry, the mixture was kind of dry. More like an energy oat ball texture than a cookie dough, which made me think the cookies would be dry or too crumbly. That wasn’t the case at all!! They were delicious. Perfect use for tahini and a great GF/vegan cookie ?

Just tried with almond flour instead of oats (because I was too lazy to make my own ?) and it turned out DELICIOUS!
I don’t think the cookies will last more than a day! Thanks for sharing!!