That Fabulous Tahini Cookie!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have been mad about these cookies made at my local Earthfare store for three years, and this week I was finally able to weasel the recipe out of their baker!! These little gems are excellent for folks who have wheat allergies, and they are vegan (if you don't consider honey an animal product). I hope you enjoy these little goodies as much as I do! Be forewarned: the number of servings is an estimate from their baker, as at the store they make about 30 cookies the size of your head from this recipe. I HIGHLY recommend cutting it down some for your first try.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oatmeal, sunflower seeds, and salt. Mix with remaining ingredients.
  2. Form crabcake-like patties and place on a greased pan.
  3. Bake about 10 minutes, or until brown around the edges and soft in the center.


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While we try to mostly limit our sweet treats to when we entertain, I have a well-deserved rep around our house as a *Cookie Monster* w/no self-control, so making a 1/4 version of your recipe for ZWT6 Family Picks was a form of dietary self-defence. The recipe esp intrigued me because my best friend here has 2 severely lactose-allergic dtrs & we are always looking for sweet treats they will enjoy & will help them to feel less-deprived. I was short of the 3/4 cup sunflower seeds needed, made up the difference w/chopped walnuts & otherwise made the recipe as written. Honey here is extremely thick & diff to work with, but I long ago learned the trick that warming it solves that issue. My convection oven occ cooks hotter than expected & no oven temp was given, so it became a matter of guesswork. I tried to rely on prior reviews, but they were all diff (if mentioned at all) & I finally opted for the average of 325F for 10 min. Luckily that worked well as the outcome was excellent. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. It made for a fun dy of discovery in my kitchen & will be shared w/my friend. :-)

twissis June 25, 2010

These are great! I am always looking for healthier dessert recipes and this one is fabulous. I quartered the recipe and added 3/4 t cinnamon, used 1/4 c Tahini and 1/4 c peanut butter instead of just the Tahini. I used crushed walnuts instead of sunflower seeds (didn't have any on hand). I think that next time I'll add some chocolate chips! Thanks for sharing!

Chef aec March 21, 2010

Oh, yum, yum, yum - SUPERYUM! Smelly, these cookies are fantastic! And so easy to make, too!! I'd love to try them with cashew butter, or mystery butter, too. The crunch from the sunflower seeds, the chewyness of the oats, combined with the earthyness of the tahini and the subtle sweet of the honey - wow! Thank you so much for seeking this recipe out and posting it! Recipenapped for Veggie Swap 18.

Katzen February 23, 2010

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