Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies Small Batch V, GF

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies are rich, delicious, vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make! This is a small batch recipe, as well, and makes about 10-12 crunchy, not-too-sweet cookies. It’s not an overstatement to say I love these cookies. And it’s just the right size batch for two people.  

Since Valentine’s Day is soon, I made ours heart-shaped. But any shape will do. They’re not perfect. The pecans make them just a little lumpy and bumply, but a little chocolate tahini spread will make you forget all about that. The taste is perfection. 

I’ve made these both vegan and gluten-free. I very often use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Flour because it’s easy to use and is genuinely a 1 to 1 substitution. It also has the accouterment needed by GF flours to work like regular flour … like xanthan gum and the like. I still like to add just a bit of ground flaxseed to make sure everything holds together. 

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies from Planted365

Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, I ran out of the vegan butter I’d planned to use for the brown sugar cookies when I noticed the tahini sitting on the counter. 

Tahini Makes Great Cookies!

Hmm … that stuff is both tasty and oily … what a splendid substitution. So my unwillingness to put on real pants and go to the grocery for vegan butter is why these became tahini brown sugar cookies. And what a fine choice that was. The tahini is delicious with the brown sugar. And who wants to put on real pants, anyway?

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies from Planted365

This makes a nice, pliable dough that was really easy to work with. Add a little more plant-based milk if you need it. Some tahini is more liquid than others so it can vary. Use a little dusting of flour if needed to roll out the dough and then cut with your favorite cookie cutters. 

Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes, until they puff up just a bit and start to brown around the edges slightly. 

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies from Planted365

Allow to cool and enjoy as is … or … 

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies from Planted365

Stick two cookies together with this Chocolate Tahini Spread that’s totally delicious. 

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies from Planted365

Enjoy! 

XO Lisa

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Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies V, GF

Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies are rich, delicious, vegan, gluten-free, and so easy to make! This is a small batch recipe, as well, and makes about 10-12 crunchy, not-too-sweet cookies. It's not an overstatement to say I love these cookies. And it's just the right size batch for two people.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Cream together the wet ingredients until well blended and, well, you know, creamy.

  2. Sift together the dry ingredients, except for the chopped pecans, and add to the creamed wet ingredients and stir until everything is well incorporated.

  3. Fold in the pecans until distributed evenly.

  4. Roll the dough between two sheets of floured parchment or plastic wrap. Roll to about 1/4 inch thick. Then cut with your favorite shaped cookie cutters.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F on a nonstick or parchment-covered baking sheet for about 9-11 minutes.

  6. Dip into or stick together with the Chocolate Tahini Spread (see the link to the recipe in the ingredients list above).

Nutrition Facts
Tahini Brown Sugar Cookies V, GF
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 100
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, an artist, photographer, author, gardener, navel-gazer, and lover of the planet and all its inhabitants. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

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