We love making cookie recipes as we can have fun experimenting with new and exciting flavours every time. After lots of savoury recipes with tahini, we decided to use this delicious sesame paste to bake some Middle-Eastern-flavoured biscuits. So, here are our wonderful tahini cookies: they're vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and incredibly delicious.
We made the cookie dough using oat, rice flour, maple syrup, and coconut milk drink. We spiced it with sweet cinnamon, zesty lemon and shaped it into thick cookies. Then, we coated them with crunchy pistachios and baked them until perfectly golden. We're sure you'll love them as much as we did!
When we designed this recipe, we took inspiration from the classic barazeh (barazek) biscuits, very popular in Lebanese and Syrian cuisines. They're butter cookies coated with sesame seeds on one side and pistachios on the other. To make them healthier and vegan, we swapped butter with sesame paste and refined sugar with maple syrup.
Also, we replaced the flour with a gluten-free combo of oat and rice flour, so they're perfectly safe for those with gluten-sensitivity or celiacs. Finally, we used coconut milk drink as a dairy-free alternative to cow milk and to add a hint of sweetness.
Tahini is a famous paste from the Middle East made with hulled sesame seeds. They are first toasted and then ground into a silky and butter-like spread. We love using tahini in our healthy vegan recipes as it's an excellent replacement for fats; it also adds extra proteins, iron, and calcium, not to mention a rich, nutty flavour.
Enjoy these crispy cookies with a cup of tea or coffee, and savour their nutty sesame notes and spicy cinnamon kick. If you haven't tried tahini in sweet recipes before, it's time to give it a go — and don't forget to check out these gooey energy bars and sesame candies for more tahini-goodness!