1/4 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/3 cup
sesame seeds
1/4 cup
desiccated coconut (optional)
2/3 cup
date paste*
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
olive oil (alternatively coconut or canola oil)
1 1/2 cups
flour (gluten-free or whole wheat)
1/2 cup
agave nectar *date paste alternative

Makes 16 - 20 depending on how big you like your cookies! 

Preheat your oven to 180˚C (350˚F).

In a large bowl mix together the baking soda, sea salt, and flour. 

In another bowl combine the oil, tahini, and date paste or agave. 

Add the tahini mix to the flour mix and combine well. You will be rolling the dough into balls, so you want the mixture to be more dense than wet and sticky. Try adding 1-2 tablespoons of almond milk to the mixture if it's too sticky and needs to be thinned out a bit. 

Firm the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour before using your hands to roll it into balls. Once you've done this, coat them in sesame seeds. 

Place the balls on a tray lined with baking paper and press them flat.

Bake the cookies until they're golden brown, this should take about 10 minutes. 

FYI: Not only is sugar detrimental to your health, it's also considered to be addictive. Unknown to many people, added sugar is in many of the foods we eat on a daily basis. Take yogurt for instance. Many people enjoy topping their flavoured yogurt off with some granola. But both are loaded with added sugar unlike these easy-to-make delicious cookies that  have absolutely no added sugar! 

This recipe was inspired by The Full Helping. You can visit them here