Tahini adds a slight nuttiness to these cookies while allowing you to cut back a little on the butter.
And there’s another added health boost: Whole wheat flour. It too lends a nutty flavor.
Plus, there’s walnuts, and chocolate chunks, too. And don’t worry. There are plenty of both, making it hard to ever guess these cookies are “healthy”.
- -1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- -1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- -1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- -1/4 tsp. baking soda
- -1/4 tsp. salt
- -1/4 cup sesame tahini
- -4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
- -2/3 cup brown sugar
- -3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- -1 egg
- -1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- -1 scant cup dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven 350F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In medium-large bowl, mix oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another large bowl, mix butter and tahini. Add sugar, vanilla and egg and beat until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in flour. Add chocolate and walnuts.
- Drop by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Bake, in batches, for 8 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown and tops are still soft. Use spatula to transfer to cooling rack. These will set as cooled.