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Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies that are also gluten free are soft, chewy and insanely delicious. The tahini pairs perfectly with the sweet maple syrup and dark chocolate chips. Just don't forget a sprinkle of flakey sea salt to bring it all home.

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an up close shot of the tahini cookie that is on the baking sheet and sprinkled with flakey sea salt.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies are perfectly chewy, crispy and have the best flavor.
  • These cookies come together in one bowl and in just about 30 minutes.
  • As written, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, plant-based gluten free and grain free.
  • The base is made with almond flour and gluten free flour giving the best texture.
  • Tahini pairs so well with chocolate and gives a delicious nutty but sweet flavor.
  • This cookie recipe is completely refined sugar free.
  • If you loved this recipe, check out my tahini date cookies.

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

The base of this cookie recipe is made with creamy tahini. You can however substitute for any type of nut or seed butter like almond butter, cashew butter or peanut butter, but that will change the taste of these cookies.

Pure Maple syrup is my favorite sweetener to use in my recipes, it’s refined sugar free and adds a lovely flavor to these cookies. Alternatively, you can use honey, agave or even date syrup. But please note that this sweetener change will change the flavor of these cookies.

Vanilla extract adds flavor to any baked good.

Almond flour is a grain free flour that gives such a yummy nutty flavor and light texture to these cookies. I always get a big bag of it through amazon for the best price.

To keep this recipe gluten free use a 1:1 gluten free flour such as Bob’s Red Mill or Kings Arthurs. Alternatively, if you aren’t gluten free you can also use all purpose flour.

Baking powder adds a lovely texture to these cookies and helps them rise during baking time.

Chocolate chips are chopped up to create both chocolate chunks so you have a piece in every bite. Make sure you use dairy free to keep this recipe vegan.

all the ingredients that you need to make these tahini cookie in individual containers.

How To Make

ONE: In a bowl, add in the tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. 

TWO: Next, add in the almond flour, gluten free flour and baking powder. 

THREE: Fold in the chocolate chips last and add dough to a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. 

FOUR: Flatten the tops with the palm of your hands and bake. 

FIVE: After the cookies are done baking, remove from the oven and sprinkle with flakey sea salt. 

flakey sea salt sprinkled on top of the baked cookies.

Tips And Tricks

Make sure to combine all the wet ingredients first before adding in the dry. 

Flatten the tops of each cookie before baking, these won’t rise or spread a ton during baking. 

I prefer to add both chocolate chips and chocolate chunks to these cookies so that you have a piece in every bite. 

A sprinkle of flakey sea salt adds the perfect balance of saltiness to sweetness. 

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies with a sprinkle of flakey sea salt. 

Store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy up to 3-5 days. 

a hand holding one of the cookies that is broken in half to show the inside texture.

Taste And Texture

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies are sweet, nutty and salty. 

The texture is soft, chewy and crispy on the edges. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use something else instead of tahini?

Yes, you can use any type of nut or seed butter 

Can I use all almond flour and none of the gluten free flour?

I have not tested this recipe with just almond flour so I can’t say for sure. 

Whats the best chocolate for this recipe?

I like to use dairy free chocolate chunks and then chop them into difference sizes and pieces so that there is a piece of chocolate in each bite. 

Other Recipes You May Like

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

These Vegan Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies that are also gluten free are soft, chewy and insanely delicious. The tahini pairs perfectly with the sweet maple syrup and dark chocolate chips. Just don't forget a sprinkle of flakey sea salt to bring it all home.
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
25 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy tahini, I prefer soom foods.
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup 1:1 gluten free flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 3/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips and chunks
  • flakey sea salt, optional

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

10 large cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, add in the tahini, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. 
  3. Next, add in the almond flour, gluten free flour and baking powder. Mix with a spatula. 
  4. Fold in both chocolate chips and chocolate chunks last and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Use a double cookie scoop and add dough to a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. 
  6. Flatten the tops with the palm of your hands. These won't spread a ton during baking.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes and then immediately sprinkle with flakey sea after baking. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure to combine all the wet ingredients first before adding in the dry. 
  • Flatten the tops of each cookie before baking, these won’t spread a ton during baking. 
  • I prefer to add both chocolate chips and chocolate chunks to these cookies so that you have a piece in every bite. 
  • A sprinkle of flakey sea salt adds the perfect balance of saltiness to sweetness. 

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