Sesame Cookies


I wouldn’t necessarily have thought of making cookies with sesame. Why? Because I am surrounded by several choco-holics and bake primarily to their tastes. Let’s just say that the brownie recipe I posted a few weeks ago is still getting good play around here. My 10 year old son whips up a quick batch of these high-protein brownies almost every weekend.

Thankfully, I received the below a few weeks ago from reader Megan LaPrete, to open my eyes to additional baking horizons:

I would like to share with you this recipe for tahini cookies. They are not gluten free and they are loaded with sugar but I love them. I’d like to see if you could come up with something similar. I can’t wait to try your Sesame Truffles.

The lovely recipe Megan sent me is from, one of my favorite food sites. Below is my version, sans gluten and sugar.

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  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a small bowl, blend together agave, tahini, oil and vanilla
  3. Blend the dry ingredients into the wet
  4. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the sesame seeds
  5. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten
  6. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown
  7. Cool on baking sheet
  8. Serve

If you like your cookies crunchy, leave them out after baking. If you are looking for cookies with a chewier center then store them in an airtight container.

What’s your favorite Passover dessert? And Gluten-Free Steve, how many will be at your Seder in Denver? Ours will be small this year thank goodness –probably 7 total.

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80 responses to “Sesame Cookies”

  1. Hi Elana,

    Just made them again with chickpea flour, pecans but used dried (but moist) cranberries instead of tehini. Delish!


  2. Hi Elana,

    I used Julie’s suggestion of chickpea flour. I also substituted ground pecans for the sesame seeds. Came out great & everyone enjoyed them. Next time I’m going to add some cranberries. Wish me luck.

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