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Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking to change up your chocolate chip cookie recipe? Give these Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies a try! They are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free and also super easy to make. They come out soft and flavorful. This recipe makes about 12 to 14 cookies and you can store them in an air tight container for a few days after baking.


Tahini has been all the rage recently, showing up in cookies, pastas, salads, and many more recipes. If you are unfamiliar with Tahini, it is basically a seed butter made from sesame seeds. It is similar to other nut or seed butters, just less sweet. It's no surprise that it has gained popularity as Tahini is actually very nutritious, full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Additionally Tahini contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. If you haven't given it a try, it's super tasty and adds something special to many dishes!



Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup DF buttery spread, melted (I used Earth Balance's Vegan Buttery Sticks)

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cup GF flour (I used Pillsbury GF blend for this recipe)

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 cup DF and GF chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp flaky salt for topping


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a large baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper.

  2. With an electric or standing mixer, start by beating the DF buttery spread and coconut sugar together until combined. Add the tahini, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

  3. Add in the GF flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Grease a medium sized cookie scoop and scoop balls onto the parchment paper. Use your hand to flatten the dough into about 1 inch or so circles.

  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 to 11 minutes. Make sure to watch the cookies because every oven bakes differently.

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving. Sprinkle all of the cookies with flaky salt and enjoy!



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