Flourless Tahini Sugar Cookies (Vegan)

tahini sugar cookies on gray plate and white background

4.8 from 5 reviews

Vegan, Gluten Free, and Oil-Free, these Tahini Sugar Cookies are a healthy dessert– but hardly taste like it! With crispy edges and soft and chewy centers, they’re perfect on their own or with a glass of non-dairy milk.


  • 1 cup Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 tbsp Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Oats, ground into Flour*
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Add the Tahini and Coconut Sugar to a medium bowl and use a handheld electric mixer to beat them together on a low speed for 45-60 seconds.
  2. Next, add the Non-Dairy Milk, Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Extract to the bowl. Beat until well-combined.
  3. Mix the Oat Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt together in a small bowl, then add this to the wet ingredients. Stir until the dry mix is evenly distributed.
  4. Place the bowl of Cookie Dough in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the Dough from the freezer, and with wet hands, scoop ~ 2 tbsp of dough out and form it into the cookie. Press each cookie down onto a greased or lined baking sheet; they will not expand very much during baking.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then let sit on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  7. Serve as desired; leftovers will keep well at room temperature for up to 7 days.


  • Not all Tahini is created equal; a good variety should be runny and not bitter. My two favorite brands are Soom Foods and Pepperwood Organics
  • Tahini may be substituted for any other natural Nut or Seed Butter of choice
  • Coconut Sugar may be substituted for Brown Sugar or Cane Sugar
  • To make Oat Flour, simply add your Oats to a Blender and process for 30-45 seconds until fine and powdery. I have not tested this recipe with any other Flours and thus cannot recommend substitutions.