Chocolate Tahini Cookie

My previous entry was about ‘ not your regular peanut butter cookie ” . In my attempt to make peanut butter cookie slightly healthier so that we all can be happy and able eat 2-3 cookies at once , i replaced peanut butter with tahini . Tahini is  sesame paste , it comes in a jar , the regular grocery store probably carry it these days , long ago  I had to get it from middle eastern grocery store . But i saw it at Kroger not too long ago . I use this usually to make hummus .

So today i wanted to make something with more chocolate flavor , but i wasn’t willing to put too much chocolate chip to make a batch of cookie . I ended up using tahini paste with dutch processed cocoa powder . I really like the flavor of this cookie , it is very nutty and chocolatey sweet treats .

It didn’t take too much mess to make and it didn’t take that long either , as soon as these cookies were done , i took it to upstairs , my husband’s office , since he’s been working from home since quarantine started , he said i probably shouldn’t make this too often because he’d be finishing the whole batch himself LOL ..

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar , don’t pack them
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder ( i used Hershey’s )
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 80 grams tahini paste
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • splash of almond milk ( if necessary , if batter is too dry )
  • 4 tbsp of  mini dark chocolate chip ( or chopped them up )

Directions :

  • In a medium mixing bowl , add all the dry ingredients and whisk . Flour , almond flour , brown sugar , old fashioned oats , baking powder salt and cocoa powder , mix well with wooden spoon is fine .
  • In a small bowl beat egg , add vanilla and tahini paste . Mix well .
  • Then add the egg , vanilla extract and tahini paste mixture into dry ingredients , continue stirring it with spoon or whisk until it’s all combined . Add in the chocolate and mix well .
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper , drop per 1 tbsp exactly on the parchment paper lined sheet .
  • This will make about 16 cookies . You can add 1 piece of chocolate chip on each cookie , sprinkle with sesame seed and flatten it up with fork lightly .
  • Bake at 375 F , for about 14 minutes , rotate half way through
  • Cool on baking rack

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