Tahini Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Tahini Oatmeal Wallnut Cookies

Chewy, sweet, nutty - and very easy to make.


Submitted by Meeshka (adapted from Jane Kinderlehrer's book "Smart Cookies")

Ingredients / Directions: 

1/2 cup honey*
6 tbsp tahini
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats**
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pistachios & pecans)

Preheat oven to 325. (If using dark metal pans, or if your oven is extra hot, lower the temperature to 315.) Mix honey with tahini, then add oats and cinnamon. Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet (lightly greased or lined with parchment paper). Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Keep your eyes on these as the honey browns fast. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

* agave nectar or maple syrup can be used instead of honey (see comment 3)
** for gluten-free cookies, use gluten-free oats



So easy & tasty, this will be a regularly-used recipe 'round here.
I substituted hazelnuts for walnuts, and love the results.

I´ll have to try these

I´ll have to try these with hazelnuts, yum.
Thak you + you´re welcome!


mmm - I added 1/2 cup of ezekiel 4.9 sprouted grain cereal and I substituted the honey for agave (less than 1/2 cup). I also blended 1/2 of the batter because it was a bit crumbly - I guess due to not having the totally stickiness honey. It worked out great.
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Hola Janine, Thanks for

Hola Janine,
Thanks for sharing your variation, sounds yummy + a bit healthier. I can imagine agave would work well here, as it tastes and behaves similar to honey. I dig the sprouted cereal - did you add the 1/2c of cereal on top of the other ingredients, or as a sub?

Happy you like the site, thanks. :) Love has been sent to sweet-C!


I have many allergys, including dairy and gluten, and was thrilled to find your website!! These cookies are very good, thank you!

Thank you and you're

Thank you and you're welcome!

these are so simple,

these are so simple, delicious, and healthy! i suspect the recipe will suit many variations. im thinking chocolate chips or maybe some shredded coconut. i added a medium egg the first time i made it and the cookies stayed together beautifully and were nice and chewy.

Thanks for sharing your egg

Thanks for sharing your egg variation! Coconut - or toasted coconut would be awesome in there, no doubt. :)