Crunchy Almond & Tahini Cookies

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Preparation time: 20min

Baking time: 10-12min

SF, DF, GF, VG, Great for Kids

Yum yum yum! I love a good cookie and these are so simple and quick to make.  This batch will fill up your whole cookie jar and I’ll bet good money that it won’t stay full for long.



  • 120g Spelt Flour (Use Rice if you need Gluten Free)
  • 180g Ground Almonds
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 240ml Brown Rice Syrup or Maple Syrup
  • 100g Home-made Tahini (See home-made tahini recipe under sauces and dips) Of course you can use store bought but I promise you the flavour is so much better with homemade!
  • 3 Tbls Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbls Vanilla Powder
  • 1 Pinch Fine Sea Salt
  • 26 Raw Whole Almonds


– Pre-heat oven to 175degrees C
– Mix all the dry ingredients together and in a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients together (including the tahini)
– Mix all together and work it with your hands so that you get a nice stiff firm dough. It should not be dry though but also not sticky and wet
– Form the dough into a nice tidy ball and begin to break off small handfuls and roll into 4-5cm balls
– Oil some baking paper and place on a baking tray. Place each cookie dough ball in lines on the tray and press down on each one so that they are flattened in a nice thick cookie shape
– Keep going until you use up all the dough. Be warned – it is almost irresistible not to eat some cookie dough, especially for the kids!!
– Once all the cookies are tidily on the baking tray place a raw almond on the top of each cookie
– Put in the oven for 10min or until golden in colour
– Take out and leave to cool and set for at least 15min. They will come out of the oven a little chewy but will firm up and become lovely and crunchy once cooled

Voila! Enjoy xxx

  • jess smith

    December 19, 2016 at 7:09 pm Reply

    this recipe did not turn out well at all. are your measurements right? it tastes salty….and the dough was more liquidy than it should have been

    • nicky

      January 13, 2017 at 11:47 pm Reply

      Hi Jess, that is really strange. I made these several times over the holidays and they turned out fine for me.
      What kind of tahini did you use? Did you pour in a lot of the oil from it or did you make your own?
      Also with the saltiness my apologies but that should be 1 pinch of sea salt which I have now changed.
      I hope you try them again as they are really delicious! A few others have made them and it seems to have worked so please do give them another go. If the tahini you use is very runny then maybe add a little less. If the dough is a little wet then add a little more ground almonds which should balance it out. Good luck!

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