Chocolate Dipped Tahini Cookies

These tahini cookies are brimming with good for you ingredients like tahini, almonds, dates and oats then dipped in dark chocolate.  You’ll want to sink your teeth into these little gems.

Chocolate dipped tahini almond cookiesThese cookies became a reality because I was trying to think of different ways to use tahini.  As I searched around I discovered a few different recipes for tahini brownies and tahini cookies.  I didn’t think of dessert at first, but….why not?  We all love cookies. Many of the recipes, however, used just a couple of teaspoons of tahini.  I wanted the tahini to be one of the main ingredients.  I thought of the ever popular flour less peanut butter cookie.  I wanted to do something similar to that but without all that sugar.

Chocolate dipped tahini almond cookiesWithout flour and sugar I needed to find something that would hold the dough together. Then I remembered these energy bites.  Dates and oats will do the trick.  So off to the kitchen I went.

Chocolate dipped tahini cookiesMy recipe has 1 cup of tahini in it. It’s sweetened with a little maple syrup and a little honey. There are chopped almonds, some dates, and oats in there.  As you can see no refined sugar.  I added 60% dark chocolate and a little bit of brewed coffee. Then the final dip in dark chocolate adds just enough sweetness to put this over the top.  Major layers of flavor going on in here.

My Mr. said these are the best cookies I’ve made.

4.8 from 5 reviews
Chocolate Dipped Almond Tahini Cookies
 
This recipe yields 12-15 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (cold)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips for dipping (optional) melted. I used Wilton dark chocolate for melting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or a silpat.
  3. In a large bowl combine the oats and the next 4 ingredients.
  4. In a smal bowl microwave the dates for 25 seconds until soft.
  5. Smash the dates with a fork then combine with the tahini and the next 3 ingredients.
  6. Pour the tahini mixture into the bowl with the oats.
  7. Stir thoroughly to combine. Try to get your hands in there to stir. You'll be able to more combine everything more thoroughly.
  8. Using a small cookie scoop or a spoon scoop out enough to form a 1 inch ball.
  9. Line the balls up in the pan. Press on each one to flatten. Make them as thick or thin as you like.
  10. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until golden.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool.
  12. Dip in chocolate if you like according to package instructions.
  13. Enjoy!

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45 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Tahini Cookies

  1. Miz Helen

    Hi Norma,
    Your Chocolate Dipped Tahini Cookies look fabulous and need to be in my cookie jar, I will be pinning this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I never thought to use tahini in a dessert either…what a great find! I’ve never passed up a cookie and these look delicious so I’m all for trying these. :) I especially love how it’s dipped in chocolate. Super pretty.

  3. christine

    What an amazing combination of flavors/ingredients! Sounds so good and super creative. I’d love it if you would consider sharing these at The Wednesday Roundup link party! Have a great week!

  4. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    Your comment ‘sink your teeth in’—–that is exactly what I would like to do. What a cookie! Making and serving these would elicit I am sure, ” What a Women” referring to yours truly of course. I like the sound of that with the same fervency that I think I will like these cookies.

  5. Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe

    My sister recently passed a bit container of tahini off to me, and I’ve been wondering what I was going to do with it all. Looks like I’ll be stopping for dates on my way home later! ;) [#TastyTuesdays]

  6. Shonalika

    Mmm, these look wonderful! That’s very clever, using tahini – I love the stuff but would never have thought of putting it in a cookie. Really like the sound of all the ingredients going in here really – oats, almonds, chocolate… They look very simple to make, and yet very elegant too. Will definitely have to give these a try!

  7. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    I LOVE tahini, Norma, and was thinking of using it to make some granola bars instead of peanut butter. These cookies are an even better way to use it though, in my opinion. Love the way you’ve just half dipped the cookies in chocolate. They look amazing!

  8. Christina

    Ooooo these look divine!! And a good post workout snack – I’m all over these. And hey, if you’re ever looking for a taste tester ;-)

      1. Christina

        I can’t wait!!! FYI – Kevin and I will be in NYC this upcoming weekend for a 40 mile bike ride through all 5 boroughs. You did say they make a good post workout snack right :-)


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