These delicious, gluten-free cookies are both chewy and crisp. “They’re like elegant, interesting versions of peanut butter cookies,” one F&W editor says.
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1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups almond flour (see Note)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup tahini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make It
Preheat the oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the sesame seeds in a pie plate.
In a small bowl, whisk the almond flour with the baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, mix the honey with the tahini and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
Using a 1 1/2-inch scoop, scoop the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sesame seeds, then flatten them into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Transfer the rounds to the baking sheets, arranging them so they’re about 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes, until the bottoms are golden; shift the pans from top to bottom halfway through. Transfer the cookies to a rack and let cool before serving.
The cookies can be stored in an airtight container overnight.
Almond flour, also known as almond meal, is made from finely ground almonds and is available at health food stores. One cookie: 74 cal, 5 gm fat, 0.6 gm sat fat, 6 gm carb, 1 gm fiber, 2 gm protein.
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Review Body: Tasty cookie- nice to have a delicious GF cookie recipe that has great flavor. My picky family loves them and we are not GF, but some friends and extended family are so this is nice. Followed the recipe exactly- used quality ingredients!
Review Rating: 5
Date Published: 2017-04-11
Author Name: Ange La
Review Body: THESE are fantastic! Everyone is loving them. Didn’t take anywhere near as long as stated.
Date Published: 2018-01-16
Author Name: Sudha Rani Kailas
Review Body: Great recipe. I subbed whole wheat pastry four for the almond meal and maple syrup for honey and they came out delicious!
Date Published: 2017-01-30
Author Name: Liketoeat
Review Body: This was very good. I have a big jug of maple syrup, so used that instead of honey. I also used both black and white sesame seeds to coat the cookies, and it looks really nice. I will definitely make this again, and will make it for my gluten-free eating relatives at our next gathering.