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Tahini Sesame Cookies

Chewy, almost candy-like cookies with an over-the-top sesame flavor.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Coco Morante


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed tightly
  • 1/3 cup raw tahini
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • vegetable oil to prevent sticking


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, tahini, and toasted sesame oil, stirring well until all lumps are dissolved.
  • Add the agave syrup, vanilla and egg, to the bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Add the whole wheat pastry flour, rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the sesame seeds in a small bowl. Mix to combine the colors evenly.
  • Dab some vegetable oil on the palms of your hands, then roll the cookie dough into 1 Tbsp. balls, then roll them in the sesame seeds.
  • Press the cookies onto the cookie sheets, flattening slightly. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes, then move to cooling racks.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3.3g