Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free Oil-free Grain-free

December 10, 2019
Article by Vegan Richa

Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free Oil-free Grain-free. These Chewy and fudgy Tahini Cookies have tahini, sweetener, chai spice and coconut flour. They are vegan gluten-free grain-free nut-free soy-free and oil-free! Jump to Recipe

This year I have been experimenting a lot with tahini and grain-free baking! So here’s another tahini cookie which is mostly just tahini. The key to liking tahini is getting a good brand that is not too bitter. I love cookies which are scoop and bake, no hand messyness! These cookies bake into fat soft cookies. You can lave them like that or flatten with a spoon and continue to bake for crispy chewy cookies.

For these cookies, get a good brand of tahini such as Soom or Whole foods brand, add a lot more spice to mask some of the bitterness, adjust baking time for the kind of texture you prefer, a few mins longer for crispier and and get to a cookie you love! Don’t like tahini, just use smooth nut butter or sunbutter.

WHAT IS TAHINI?

Tahini is just blended up toasted hulled sesame seeds. The seeds are blended/processed until smooth and fluffy sesame seed butter. The flavor and texture of tahini varies with brand. Tahini adds a nutty, slightly bitter (but pleasing bitter) profile wherever you use it. However, depending on the brand, it might add a lot more bitter. This bitter especially will show up in sweet things like this cookie. For best results use a brand that you generally like the flavor of.

Ingredients for our Tahini Cookies in a bowls

Ingredients for Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free

  • A good quality smooth tahini makes up the bulk
  • flax seed meal is the binder
  • sugar and maple syrup for sweet and structure
  • baking powder and baking soda for leavening
  • Chai spice or pumpkin pie spice or gingerbread spice for flavor
  • coconut flour absorbs some moisture to help form the dough

How to make Nut free Tahini Cookies

Mix the flax seed meal with water and set aside for 2 mins. Then add to the bowl, add all the ingredients a bowl and mix well. Chill for 30 mins.

Ingredients for our Tahini Cookies in a white bowl

Dough for our Tahini Cookies in a white bowl Dough for our Tahini Cookies in a white bowl

Use a Scoop and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Dip the scoop in water between 2 scoops so that the mixture doesn’t stick too much, and bake for 11 mins.

Dough for our Tahini Cookies in a white bowl

Our Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free on parchment lined sheet

Then press down and bake for another 4 to 7 mins depending on crunchyness preference. Cool completely and store.

Our Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free on parchmnt lined sheet

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Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free Oil-free Grain-free

Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free Oil-free Grain-free. These Chewy and fudgy Tahini Cookies have tahini, sweetener, chai spice and coconut flour. They are vegan gluten-free grain-free nut-free soy-free and oil-free!

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time25 mins

Chill time:30 mins

Total Time35 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: fusion

Keyword: gluten free tahini cookies, glutetn free tahini cookies, tahini cookies no almond flour, tahini cookies vegan gluten free

Servings: 12

Calories: 123.68kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) water
  • 3/4 cup (6.35 oz) tahini
  • 3 tbsp sugar such as coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp chai spice blend (or use 3/4 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and pinches of nutmeg and black pepper), or use pumpkin pie spice or gingerbread spice blend(spice mix links in notes)
  • 2 – 3 tbsp (2 tbsp) coconut flour

Instructions

  • Mix flax seed meal and water and set aside for 2 mins to make the flac”egg”. Add tahini to a bowl. Add in the flax egg, rest of the ingredients and 2 tbsp coconut flour and mix well.

  • Chill the mixture for 30 mins. Depending on the brand of tahini, you might need to add 1/2 to 1 tbsp more coconut flour. The mixture will be sticky, but should be retain shape on scooping.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F( 180 c). Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, dip the scoop in water, shake excess off, then scoop the tahini mixture and place on the sheet. Repeat for all of the dough.

  • Bake for 11 mins. Then remove the baking sheet. Press down on the cookies using a large spoon to flatten out the cookie. Reduce temperature to 340 deg F( 171 C), Bake for another 4 to 7 mins depending on crunch preference. Let cool completely on the sheet. Store on the counter for upto 2 days or refrigerate for upto 2 weeks.

Notes

Spice Blends: Chai spice or pumpkin pie spice or gingerbread spice Tips: Bake 1-2 cookies to test so that you can adjust the sweetness and flavor. Tahini is an acquired flavor and if the cookie flavor is too strong, add in 1/4 cup almond flour, mix in and chill and bake.  Variation: Press chocolate chunks, dried fruit, candied ginger, candied orange peel on the scoops before baking. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top for extra crunch and sweet Nutrition is for 1 cookie

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Chai Spice Tahini Cookies Nut free Oil-free Grain-free

Amount Per Serving

Calories 123.68 Calories from Fat 76

% Daily Value*

Fat 8.49g13%

Saturated Fat 1.31g8%

Sodium 31.67mg1%

Potassium 104.05mg3%

Carbohydrates 10.58g4%

Fiber 1.36g6%

Sugar 6.08g7%

Protein 2.93g6%

Vitamin A 10.05IU0%

Vitamin C 0.63mg1%

Calcium 36.05mg4%

Iron 0.74mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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