We love making cookie recipes as we always enjoy experimenting with new and exciting flavors. After many savory recipes with tahini, we decided to use this delicious sesame paste to bake cookies with an oriental flavor. So, here are our wonderful tahini cookies: They are vegan, sugar free, gluten free, and incredibly delicious.
We made the cookie dough with oats, rice flour, maple syrup and coconut milk drink. We flavored it with sweet cinnamon and zesty lemon and formed into thick cookies. Then we topped them with crunchy pistachios and baked them until perfectly golden. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do!
When we designed this recipe, we took inspiration from the classic barazeh (barazek) Cookies, very popular in Lebanese and Syrian cuisine. These are shortbread biscuits covered with sesame seeds on one side and pistachios on the other. To make them healthier and more vegan, we swapped butter for sesame paste and refined sugar for maple syrup.
Also, we replaced the flour with a gluten-free combination of oat and rice flour, so they are perfectly safe for people with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Finally, we used coconut milk drink as a dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk and to add a touch of sweetness.
Tahini is a famous Middle Eastern paste made from shelled sesame seeds. They are first roasted and then ground into a silky and buttery spread. We love using tahini in our healthy vegan recipes as it is an excellent substitute for fats; it also adds additional proteins, iron and calciumnot to mention a rich, nutty flavor.
Enjoy these crunchy biscuits with a cup of tea or coffee and savor their nutty sesame flavor and spicy cinnamon kick. If you’ve never tried tahini in sweet recipes, it’s time to give it a try—and don’t forget to try these gooey energy bars and sesame candies for more tahini goodness!