Flourless Peanut Butter and Tahini Cookies

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Oh my. These 4 ingredient peanut butter and tahini cookies are rich, slightly gooey from the inside, and addictive, oh so addictive. This recipe is foolproof and great for those who are not accustomed to baking. And I know that some may see such few ingredients with suspicion (myself included), but peanut butter and tahini add a lot of of flexibility here and work really, really well together. If you’re like me and adore eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you will love these cookies. Their simplicity really lets you appreciate the nuttiness of the ingredients. The tahini plays the role of a flavor enhancer and pairs with the peanut butter divinely. Top off with sea salt flakes for the ultimate indulgence.

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INGREDIENTS/ MAKES 16 Cookies

3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup tahini paste
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
generous pinch salt, recommended

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350 F and line 1 large or 2 medium baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together for a few minutes until well blended. The dough should become quite firm after 2-3 minutes. Lightly press a paper towel onto the dough to remove any extra oil (this step is optional, but helps give the cookies a slightly better shape.)

3. Use a cookie scoop or 2 tablespoons to shape the dough into balls. Place onto the baking sheet about 2 in. apart and slightly press each ball using a fork to create a crisscross pattern. Bake for about 12 minutes. The cookies will be quite soft right after they come out of the oven, but don’t worry. Let them cool for at at least 10 minutes to set and they will firm up. Top with sea salt flakes and enjoy!

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. ahmeliahmeli says:

    Do you top with salt before they cool down? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hanady says:

      Hi there! Thanks for your comment! Yes, I think it helps to add the sea salt before the cookies cool down so that it stays in place. Let me know if you try the recipe! X

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      1. ahmeliahmeli says:

        I’ll keep you posted.

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  2. Shaun Jex says:

    Made these tonight and the family loved them. Shared them with my folks and they loved them too!

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    1. Hanady says:

      How lovely! Thank you so much for trying my recipes, Shaun. I’m so, so pleased that you and your family enjoyed them! Happy Holidays! X

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  3. larastillo says:

    Thanks for posting these! I love good flourless cookies “)

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    1. Hanady says:

      Hi Lara! Thank you for your feedback, dear! I am so glad you like the recipe. Do let me know if you give it a try! Happy Holidays! X

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      1. larastillo says:

        “) Planning on trying them next week – a kind of New Years gift for one of the clinics I work at. They’re all very health conscious, so a flourless recipe with ingredients focused on nut butters goes over well! I’ll let you know how I do with it 😉 And Happy New Year in advance!

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  4. larastillo says:

    “) I finally just made these – amazing! Will love to make as gifts for people. Appreciate grain-free recipes that taste great “) Can hardly wait to feed them to people!

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    1. Hanady says:

      Hi Lara! Thank you so much for taking the time to give me your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed this very humble recipe. It is simple, but the flavors are definitely there. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! X

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      1. larastillo says:

        Simple is great 🙂 It’s generally how I cook, though I love the art and beauty of cooking. One of my friends I shared these cookies with has already been to you site because of them 🙂

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  5. larastillo says:

    Hi Hanady 🙂 So enjoy baking these nut butter cookies; just made some for my family yesterday! I’ve used almond butter before, but I’m interested in using walnut butter (my favorite nut) and wondering if you’ve any cookie recipes for this that are grain-free or at least gf? Haven’t seen much of interest searching on the net. Thoughts? Thank you for your great site!

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    1. Hanady says:

      Hi Lara! I love how you have taken such a liking to this recipe and adapted it to make it your own. I hope your family has enjoyed it! I have not yet experimented with walnut butter, but will definitely keep it in my thoughts when developing cookie recipes! Thank you for your kind message and for being a part of this space. 🙂 – Hanady Xx

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      1. larastillo says:

        Thank you, Hanady! A pleasure to read your blog – so enjoy! Also a great prompt for me to cook or bake more creatively. And yes, please lmk if you create anything with walnut butter that’s gf or even grain free. Still looking! Have a wonderful part of whatever time of day you’re in :))

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