Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Chocolate + Tahini + Salt = LOVE

Dear WordPress, how do you NOT recognize tahini as a word??? That little red squiggly line annoys me! Ha! It has been a LONG time since I’ve shared a tahini recipe with you, which is silly considering I use tahini on an almost daily basis. Whether savory or sweet, it’s my go-to and has been for several years. I know not everyone loves the stuff as much as I do, and if you’re not a fan, don’t be too quick to write off this recipe! Chocolate is the star here and tahini is the backup dancer. SO rich, salty, sweet, and these have a texture that will surprise you because not only is there zero oil, but there’s not an ounce of flour in these bad boys!

Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

True story…I’ve noticed that a lot of grain-free (and even gluten-free) cookies disappoint me the next day. What was once a crispy, buttery cookie will often times be dry or too soft as leftovers. Don’t get me wrong, cookies in my household will get eaten regardless, but I don’t want to feel rushed into eating them so as not to lose their greatness. Does that make sense?? With these flourless cookies, they taste just as good, if not better, the following day! P.S. – pro tip…store these in the fridge for ultimate goodness!

Before I dive in to this recipe, I wanted to say a couple of things. First, HELLO to all of the new readers here – not sure how you found me, but I’m glad you did! Thank you for subscribing! Second, I’ve been sitting on at least a dozen recipes that need to be photographed (my least favorite part) and typed up in a post, but I’m finding that there just aren’t enough hours in the day…especially with summer practically here! Ours days have been spent mostly outside! So I’m pretty proud of myself for squeezing in a recipe here before we leave for our road trip. I promise to share more soon!! I’m not kidding when I say that I might recruit Willow for help 😉

Now let’s get to the good stuff…

Be sure to read the note regarding tahini!

Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies


Makes 15-20 small cookies

What you need:

  • 1 flax egg (1 TBSP ground flax + 3 TBSP water)
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini***
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 heaping cup chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1/8-1/4 cup of additional chocolate chips to stir in

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium size bowl, make your flax egg and set aside for five minutes.
  3. After your flax egg has had a chance to set, stir in the tahini, coconut sugar, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.
  4. In a double boiler, melt your 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Stir in the melted chocolate until well combined. Then fold in the additional chocolate chips.
  6. Next, you can do one of two things: You can grab a small cookie scoop to form balls OR if you’re not in a huge rush to get your cookie fix, you can let the dough firm up a bit before baking. The melted chocolate will begin to solidify after it’s been sitting for a little while, thus making it easier to work with. You can also chill in the fridge for 15+ minutes to really firm up the dough. BUT option one works just as well! Allow a little room for the cookies to spread out (no need to flatten).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. DO not try to eat right out of the oven as they will fall apart…patience is key and I promise it will be worth the wait!
  9. For best results, allow to cool a few more minutes on the cooling rack and store these in the fridge in an airtight container. I cannot tell you how long they will last (freshness) because they’re usually gone in 2…maybe 3 days!
  • NOTES:
  • ***I have found that raw tahini (Artisana brand) produces the BEST cookies. It’s a thicker tahini and helps to really hold the cookies together when paired with flax. I tried a couple of batches using Trader Joe’s tahini – which is NOT raw – and found that it was far too runny and the dough didn’t hold together nearly as well…not to mention when baked, they spread out too much (ran into each other) and produced a very crumbly cookie. I also noticed that the cookies were really oily with the TJ’s tahini. I did try and chill the dough for about 15-20 minutes to firm up the dough, but the cookies still came out on the flatter side and fragile. I can’t stress it enough…PLEASE use a thick, raw tahini for best results! Unless you want to eat the cookies with a fork or spoon 😉😆
  • Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

    Flourless Chocolate Tahini Cookies

    Please come back and let me know if you give this recipe a try!

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    16 thoughts

      1. Cadry!!! It’s so nice to be around other tahini fans! ❤️ I hope you see this reply because I wanted to let you know that last week I read AND loved your post about food bloggers…I actually tried to comment twice and normally when I comment it says “your comment is awaiting moderation” but both times my novel of a comment just disappeared. I wanted you to know that I truly adore your blog and YOU. I look forward to reading all of your posts (even though I may not always comment) because it always feels like I’m sitting down and chatting with you over a cup of coffee. Your passion for creating and writing radiates through your posts – I really enjoy reading and learning more about you…the recipes are just a side perk! Anyways, your authenticity is refreshing and it’s always nice to see a new post waiting for me in my inbox. I hope you’re having a great weekend ❤️


    1. And I even like tahini now too!!!!!! This is whole NO FLOUR thing is kind of blowing my mind and very very exciting. I’m still a little baffled at this ingredient list, but baffled in a drooling/want/NEED kind of way. That inside shot😍 Such a beautiful crumb for a flourless cookie. Before you even said it I was already thinking “ooh I bet these are ridiculously fudgy and delish from the fridge”…we think alike😊 I’m seriously so excited about my new found love of tahini. I still don’t love it in savory things, but the contrast next to sweet stuff is amazing. Especially with a generous salty touch😋 And for the sake of me and the rest of the world (mostly me though😂) GET ON IT with the photography. If you need me to come for an extended visit and shoot/taste test all those recipes for you, I could be convinced😉 Can’t wait to try these❤️ xo


      1. I am EXCITED about your new love for tahini!! I have a few savory recipes sitting here that I want to share and I really think you’d like them! 😘 haha!! We really do think a lot alike! I love it!
        OK, that idea of you coming to Bend for an extended visit is brilliant! Please do!! I could pay you with kombucha and chocolate! 😂😂😂 I desperately need the help with photography! Love to you, my friend!!! ❤️ xo


    2. Ok, I saw these yesterday and happy to report I’m drooling all over the place, bahaha! I cannot wait to try these. I know 100% I will love them, just like all of your recipes. You know I love tahini just like you and I happen to love tahini and chocolate together as well. In fact, I made my Chocolate tahini ice cream today, haha! I know you aren’t on IG, but I shared a snippet in my stories, I bet you would love it since you love that combo just as much as I do. I was at Trader Joe’s this weekend and bought their tahini so I’ve been in the mood for tahini treats so your cookies couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time! Can’t wait to stuff these in my face my friend, your recipes are the best!
      Love you!


      1. Chocolate tahini ice cream!!! Three of my favorites in one recipe title 😂😂 chocolate + tahini is one of my absolute favorite combos! I need that ice cream now! Haha!! I think you’d enjoy these cookies…not only because of tahini, but because there’s no skimping on the chocolate and sweetness! You know what?? I’ve never tried TJ’s tahini! I’ll have to add it to our list. Please let me know if you make these!! You’re the best! Love you, friend!!! ❤️❤️


    3. Woah i’m so excited about this recipe, I’m really looking forward to try it! 😍 But I wonder, is it possible to replace the coconut sugar with honey? Or it will unbalance the recipe?

      Thank you so much! 😊


      1. Hey, Catie! I haven’t tried making these cookies with anything other than coconut sugar…I don’t think honey would work though as it’s a liquid sweetener (and not granulated)- so it would probably alter the results. If you’re able to use sucanat, I’d recommend starting there! Or cane sugar. Please let me know if you do give these cookies a try! Hope you’re having a great week! 🙂


    4. These are amazing and no flour, wheat or gluten free! Thank you for bringing them to our Father’s Day celebration. Because of Natalie’s chocolate cream pie, I didn’t have one until the following evening. Can’t wait to make these babies!


    5. I just made these and I’m having a problem with how soft they are, even after sitting for over a half hour. They taste GREAT! I’m wondering if they needed more time in the oven? I baked a few right on the pan and they seemed a little crisper. (The others I had on parchment paper) I will definitely be making them again because I love using tahini as the base, no flour, and no refined sugar! Plus like I said, they are great…super chocolatey without the guilt! I feel like I’m eating a healthier treat!


      1. Hi, Audra! I am so sorry to hear that you had a problem making these! 😦 I know my oven is the pits and always requires longer baking times or an increase in temp – but be sure to not over bake or they will dry out. These aren’t necessarily going to be super crispy as there isn’t any oil, but they should firm up after cooling 🙂 And even more so after being stored in the fridge. Hotter weather could also play a role…or the brand of tahini?? If your tahini is really runny and thin, that will mess with the texture. I feel bad! I’ve had several people report back with great results. I am happy to read that they tasted good! And that you’re a fan of tahini ❤️ Thank you for the feedback!


        1. Thanks for responding! I just made them again…left them in the oven a little longer, 12 min instead of 10, and they firmed up nicely. My husband really likes them so they’ll likely be a regular in the house! 👍🏻 Hooray for tahini!!


        2. Yay!!! 🙌🏼❤️ I am SO happy to hear that baking them a little longer helped! And I’m so glad your husband likes them! My hubby and daughter plow through these 😆 Please feel free to share any of your favorite tahini recipes with me! I’m a bit of an addict! I have a few more tahini recipes to post here…just need to get my butt in gear! Thank you, again, for reporting back to me! I appreciate that ☺️ hope you’re having a great weekend!


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