Tahini Molasses Cookies with Black Sesame Seeds (V, GF)

Tahini Molasses Cookies with Black Sesame Seeds (V, GF)


life on sesame street is pretty healthy

Coming from Asia and East Africa, sesame seeds are derived from a plant called Sesamum indicum. Its compounds show a vast variety of vitamins, minerals and natural oils which are extremely beneficial for our physical and mental health. Though sesame seeds seem to be overlooked often when discussing a healthy balanced diet, they are so easy to incorporate in both savoury and sweet dishes! Even though they aren’t as popular as chia or flax seeds, they contain valuable nutrients including iron, zinc, copper, protein, vitamin E, thiamin, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Only good news about these sesame seeds, eh? Let’s go and use up all the tahini we have in our cupboards! 


Prep Time: 5 min

Baking Time: 8-10 min

Total Time: 13-15 min

Servings: 9 cookies


For this recipe you will need: 

2 tbsp tahini

4 tbsp carob molasses

¾ cup ground hazelnuts

pinch of salt

½ tsp baking soda


1 tbsp black sesame seeds



  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until smooth. 
  3. With wet hands, take about 1 tbsp worth of dough and shape the cookies. Place on the baking tray, sprinkle with black sesame seeds and bake for 8-10 minutes. 



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