Chewy Black Tahini Cookies

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture. Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party!  

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
I’m not kidding when I say these cookies are amazing. They’ve rightfully become one of my favorite recipes. Not only are they packed with a deep, nuanced nutty flavor, but they have a perfectly chewy texture with just a bit of crumble. And guess what? You’d never know they were gluten-free.

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
Zestful Kitchen’s #1 taste tester, who is notoriously anti-gluten-free
everything (I get it, he’s a purist of sorts) said these were incredible. And I must say, he doesn’t offer that opinion lightly, nor often. When he asks me to make something again—and when I have to hide a few for myself—I know I’ve struck recipe gold.

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
First off, regular tahini works just as well as black tahini in these cookies, but you’ll lose some depth of flavor. When I compared the two, I found that regular tahini has more of a raw, bitter flavor, while black tahini is slightly toastier and more nutty. Not only that, it’s pretty fun to use something that’s so stunningly dark.


Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

 

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
To create a cookie that’s gluten-free but can rival any, gluten-free or not, I always turn to NuLife Market’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend. With this blend in hand you can truly swap out regular flour for gluten-free flour in almost any recipe. What I love most about this blend is that it already contains xanthan gum (essential for gluten-free baking), so you don’t have to mess with tracking it down or figuring out the right ratios. Not only that, it’s made with whole-grain sorghum flour, so you can feel good about eating it too.

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

 

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
I find that most gluten-free flour blends often lack structure and texture, but NuLife’s blend offers both to my baked goods. Although it’s not available nationwide yet, you can order it online and have it shipped anywhere. If you regularly bake gluten-free or are just looking for the right blend, I highly recommend and standby this product. It’s the only gluten-free flour I use, I don’t even make my own anymore!

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

Chewy Black Tahini Cookies [Gluten-Free]
 
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Makes: 3 dozen cookies
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, such as Nu Life Always Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour (10 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups black tahini
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  1. Heat oven to 375°F with racks set in upper middle and lower middle position. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together; set aside.
  3. Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a stand mixer on medium-high speed, 3 minutes.
  4. Add tahini, eggs, and vanilla and mix on medium speed until thoroughly combined, scraping down sides as needed.
  5. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Working with 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll into balls, then gently press sesame seeds on top of dough balls; arrange on prepared sheets 1½-inches apart, sesame seed-side up.
  7. Bake cookies, two sheets at a time, until edges of cookies are set, 11–12 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes
Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze for up to a month.

 

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

 

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen
In other news, my #1 taste tester has also been my #2 builder lately. I just recently invested in a new computer—lord help my bank account—and thanks to my hammer-wielding, nail gun-shooting, white-washing dream-boat-of-a-guy, I have a new gorgeous standing desk that’s what desk dream are made of! Once we get the legs attached and I organize my life, I’ll share some photos. 

Anyway, I hope you all have a happy Halloween and enjoy these spooooky cookies!

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

 

Somewhat of a glorified peanut butter cookie, these gluten-free chewy Black Tahini Cookies have a bit more structure and nutty flavor than it’s predecessor, while still featuring that beloved chewy texture.  Deep black in color and studded with creamy white sesame seeds, these tender and delicious cookies are a fun addition to any halloween party! | Zestful Kitchen

 

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8 comments

  1. New to your site. Is black tahini easy to find? Whole Foods maybe…? And can I use regular flour? Excited to make these…!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I have found it at only a few Whole Foods, I always call them first just to make sure! But I usually order mine off of Amazon, I link to it earlier in the post (right under the dough ball photo). If you can’t find tahini or don’t want to order it, regular works just as well! Let me know how you like them, thanks for stopping by!

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