Gluten-Free Chocolate Tahini Cookies

These chocolate and tahini cookies are so fudgy and chocolate-y no one will believe it contains no dairy or gluten! It’s super easy to make and absolutely delicious – kids will love them.

Gluten-Free Chocolate and Tahini Cookies

Photo: Natalie Levin

Gluten-Free Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Based on this recipe with some of my changes and adjustments

Servings 25 cookies
Author Natalie


For the cookies:

  • 240 grams (1 cup) raw tahini paste
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. fine salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 50 grams (5 tbsp.) cocoa powder
  • 150 grams dark chocolate coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 170c degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix tahini, sugar, vanilla, salt and egg until blended.
  3. Add baking soda and cocoa powder and mix until dough is smooth.
  4. Add about 3/4 amount of chopped chocolate into the dough and stir until it is incorporated.
  5. Form walnut-sized balls and place on the tray.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining chopped chocolate on each cookie and press lightly and gently.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies swell, crack and set at the edges, but still slightly soft in the center.
  8. Cool completely at room temperature.
  9. Keep in a sealed jar.

Recipe Notes

  • Keep the cookies in a sealed jar up to a week.
  • You can use almond butter instead of tahini.
  • You can add some sesame seeds into the mixture.
Gluten-Free Chocolate and Tahini Cookies

Photo: Natalie Levin

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