Healthy Tahini Chocolate Cookies

Tahini Almond Butter Chocolate-Dunked Cookies

Stir together almond butter and flour, chia seeds, tahini, and maple syrup and you've got the makings for a cookie wholesome enough to qualify as a healthy snack. Dunk in the darkest chocolate you can get your hands on and it makes a decadent-tasting treat. If you want to skip the chocolate dip, add 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips to the batter instead, roll into balls, and flatten with the palm of your hand instead of a fork (it will make a few extra cookies done this way). 

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 106 kcal
Author katiemorford


  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (or 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 

  2. Put all of the ingredients except the chocolate into a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Form the dough into 12 balls that are about 1-inch in diameter, rolling them between your palms. Space on the baking sheet and use the tines of a fork to press down firmly (alternatively press down with the palm of your hand).

  3. Bake until the cookies darken slightly and are cooked through, 9 minutes. 

  4. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put into a small, microwave-safe bowl (no need to chop if using chocolate chips). Cook on high in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and continue to cook in 30-second bursts, stirring after each one, until melted. Dunk one half of each cookie into the chocolate and let cool on the baking sheet. Store in a covered container.