Vegan Chocolate Tahini Cookies



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Chocolate Tahini Cookies. Listen, I had planned to share more savoury recipes on the blog, but here’s my excuse. It’s holiday season, which means it’s cookie swap season and baking season in general …which means your cookie loving girl needed to share MORE cookie recipes.

chocolate star cookies
My maple tahini cookies and pumpkin spice tahini cookies are two of my most popular cookie recipes, so I thought I’d hit you with another tahini cookie recipe. Today I’m sharing the recipe for Chocolate Tahini Cookies, which I baked a little thinner and crispier.

chocolate star cookies
Tahini is great to use in cookies because when baking without oil, it’s important to replace the fat in order to achieve the crispiness. Using tahini is an awesome whole food option and also adds a delicious nutty flavour, while also toning down the sweetness.

chocolate star cookies
This cookie reminds me of the crispy chocolate cookies my mum used to make around the holidays. A little milder in sweetness, and a whole lot healthier. If you prefer them softer, I recommend baking them per my original Tahini Cookie recipe, forming them into balls. If you like them a little crispier though, I recommend rolling them out thinner. You can even use cookie cutters for an extra festive touch, though that’s 100% optional!

Chocolate Tahini Cookies [vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar free]

Servings: 12 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
A chocolate tahini cookie perfect for holiday baking, mildly sweet and packed with healthy fats. Vegan, gluten-free, oil free and refined sugar free.


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, combine maple syrup, tahini and vanilla extract in a bowl. Whisk to combine until smooth.
  • Sift in cacao powder, oat flour, baking powder and cinnamon if using and use a spatula to mix.
  • Mix until a dough forms. It should be moist, not sticky, and easily rollable.
  • Place dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll until about 1/4 inch thick and using a cookie cutter, cut into preferred shapes. Alternatively, you can roll out golf ball sized balls and press down into cookie shapes for a softer result.
  • Bake for approximately 10 min, keeping in mind the cookies will firm up after baking. If you'd like a crisper cookie texture, you might want to add an additional 2 min or so.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Love & holiday baking,

More cookies: Maple Tahini Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Tahini Cookies

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    1. I don't recommend it because it's higher in fat, where the tahini is already providing the fat for this recipe. You're welcome to try it but I don't know how it will turn out :) A friend of mine used a different flour and didn't have a good result.