Prep time:

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 16

2 eggs

2tsp baking powder

4tbsp maple syrup

2tsp vanilla extract

150g light tahini

110g smooth nut butter

100g good-quality dark chocolate, broken up into squares, or chips

30g black and/or white sesame seeds

Pinch of sea salt

The vegan version of these are just as delicious, none of us can decide which we love the most. Store these cakey cookies in an airtight container for 5 days. You could warm them briefly in the oven to give them a little crispening boost. The dough freezes well so double up and save half … Continue reading "Eat Well : Tahini Choc Chip Cookies"

The vegan version of these are just as delicious, none of us can decide which we love the most. Store these cakey cookies in an airtight container for 5 days. You could warm them briefly in the oven to give them a little crispening boost. The dough freezes well so double up and save half for a rainy day. Just defrost, then slice into portions before putting in the oven.

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 170°C/Gas mark 5. Line a large baking tray with reusable baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs then mix in the baking powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Add the tahini and nut butter and mix together until very well combined.
  3. Roughly chop the chocolate (if not using chips) and fold through the batter along with the sesame seeds.
  4. Measure out 16 balls of the cookie batter, roughly 1 tablespoon each, and bake for 10-15 minutes on the lined baking tray (making sure to leave a little room between each one) until the cookies are just set. 
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with a little sea salt and allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Flexi Swap: For vegans, replace the 2 eggs with 1 large mashed ripe banana. You can also swap the nut butter for the same amount of a seed butter or tahini for a nut-free alternative.

This recipe is from Eat Green by Melissa Hemsley (Ebury Press, £22, hardback) melissahemsley.com

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