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Tahini choc chip cookies

The vegan version of these chocolate chip cookies is just as delicious, none of us can decide which version we love the most.

Store these cakey cookies in an airtight container for five 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.


2 eggs

2 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp 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

A pinch of sea salt


• Preheat the oven to fan 170°C/gas mark 5.

• Line a large baking tray with reusable baking paper.

• 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.

• Roughly chop the chocolate (if not using chips) and fold through the batter along with the sesame seeds.

• 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.

• Remove from the oven, sprinkle with a little sea salt and allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.

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.

Makes 16 cookies, takes 25 mins.

DELICIOUS: Tahini Choc Chip Cookies.
Eat Green by Melissa Hemsley Photography © Philippa Langley 2020 Published by Random House UK RRP $50