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Healthier, but oh so delicious, Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are some of the best cookies…rich and decadent, but made with all wholesome ingredients. Oats and almond flour make up the base, tahini adds the perfect texture, and they’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Every bite is slightly crisp on the edges, but soft and chewy in the center. So DELICIOUS and extra easy too. Absolutely nothing not to love about these salty-sweet tahini oatmeal cookies.

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Ending the week with chocolate cookies because cold and short January days always call for a cookie. I know that everyone is focused on the New Year and new goals. And many of you might not be looking for cookies, BUT cookies can still be wholesome and delicious.

And these cookies are proof!

I made these thinking, “no way will these actually work, they’re too healthy”. But to my surprise, they worked perfectly and tasted even better. Asher and my mom, who are very particular about their cookies, both agreed, these are SO GOOD!

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The idea

My mom has these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies she used to make ALL THE TIME growing up. They are so simple, just mix all ingredients in a bowl and bake…so, so delicious. Without a doubt one of my favorite cookies.

Well, with it being “Healthy January”, I wanted to come up with a way to recreate her famous cookies. But yet make them even healthier. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it. I even said from the start…if I can’t make these taste really awesome, I’m not sharing the recipe.

Shockingly, the very first batch came out perfectly. Better than I could have even imagined. I thought maybe it was just a lucky fluke. But I’ve now made them multiple times, and each time, they’ve been perfect.

Maybe even better better than Mom’s original recipe. Simply because I was able to perfect the cooking time and add more chocolate chunks. Oh, and add that sea salt on top too!

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The details

Like my mom’s cookies, these actually couldn’t be any easier. Gather up all your ingredients, add them to a bowl (the order doesn’t matter), and mix until combined.

Stir in all the chocolate, then scoop the dough into balls, and bake! No joke, so easy.

The dough will be on the wetter side, so use a cookie scoop or spoon to make the balls. I know it might not seem like they’ll bake up nicely because of all the moisture, but they do!

They do brown a little on the edges, so at first I thought I had over cooked them. But I came to realize that they were just perfect this way. A little golden on the edges, but really soft in the center, with lots of melted chocolate.

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The tahini not only adds a rich flavor, it really helps the cookies form a nice texture and chew.

For the chocolate, I used a mix of chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks. I wanted the classic chip, but also nice big pockets of chocolate chunks. The balance was just right.

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What I love about these cookies is that they’re easy to make, require no chilling, and take less than thirty minutes. They’re naturally gluten-free, with no added sugar (I don’t count maple syrup as added sugar). In my opinion, they’re a healthy cookie that actually tastes delicious too.

My best advice? Bake these tonight…because everyone has thirty minutes to bake up cookies. Then eat a few warm, and welcome in the weekend. And in my case, the snow too.

Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other healthier dessert recipes? Here are my favorites: 

5 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthier Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Healthy…ish Homemade Samoas Cookies

Tahini Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lastly, if you make these Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Salted Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 210 kcal

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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the oats, almond flour, baking soda, salt, coconut oil, tahini, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks.
    3. Scoop the dough out into rounded tablespoon size balls - the dough will be a little wet. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Bake 10-12 minutes, until browning on the edges, but not fully set in the center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Eat warm (highly recommend) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
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  1. These cookies were so, so easy to make and the family loved them. Like, LOVED loved them. They don’t prefer crunchy cookies so these satisfied their need for a tender bite packed full of chocolate. So good and I really enjoyed the nuttiness of the tahini. Thanks Tieghan!

  2. 5 stars
    These are tasty!

    Mine didn’t turn out as flat as the pictured, so I would recommend flattening them down before you put into the oven.

    I also subbed peanut butter for tahini, and they were great! 🙂

  3. These are my new favorite cookies. The first time I made them, I was a little disappointed in the texture and style, but I had used regular flour. The second time, I tried it with Oat flour and I also flattened the cookies instead of forming a ball and… WOW, they turned out amazing!! They tasted great both times but I believe there’s a reason why it calls for Almond Flour if you’re looking for them to look like the picture! Thank you for the recipe! 🙂

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