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    Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies (grain-free and vegan-friendly)

    Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!

    Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies made grain & gluten-free, plus they have collagen peptides!Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!

    These cookies are da BOMB you guys. I was pretty hesitant on making a cookie using tahini but these Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies may just be my most favorite cookie recipe as of yet.

    They are soft and kind of doughy. They are just lightly sweetened and hit the spot every single time.

    At first I thought I was going crazy putting tahini in a dessert but the mild flavor and creamy consistency it adds to the dough is on point. My Mom could not get enough of these cookies either. I froze half of them to stop myself from eating them all, but ended up microwaving a couple every night until they were finished (try harder next time Rach).

    You’d also never guess that there are collagen peptides in these gems. Yes, you read that right, COLLAGEN! Baking with Vital Proteins is seriously one of my favorite past times. You add an extra boost of protein right into the recipe and you are gaining all the benefits of collagen peptides. You also do not taste it whatsoever. I put collagen peptides right into my tea or hot water daily, and it is a game changer. It helps your hair, skin and nails. It is also amazing for your digestive system, joint health and so much more.

    I use the marine or beef collagen (both are great and get the packets too for travel) and Vital Proteins even just launched some new flavors that I was lucky enough to try at Expo West! Cannot recommend this product enough. I am OBSESSED you guys.

    WHAT YOU NEED

    Almond flour (have not subbed anything else)

    Arrowroot flour/starch (have not subbed anything else)

    Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

    Baking powder

    Tahini

    Liquid Coconut oil

    Coconut Sugar

    Vanilla Extract

    Dark Chocolate Bar (this is so good in it!)

     

    QUICK NOTES

    • I have not tested other flours here, the almond and arrowroot balance each other out and I personally think it adds the doughy/chewy cookie consistency we love
    • These cookies do freeze very well but good luck not eating them all first 😉
    • If you do not have liquid coconut oil, simply melt solid coconut oil to a liquid and wait for it to cool

    Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!

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    Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 12 mins
    Total Time 22 mins
    Yields 20-24 cookies

    Ingredients

      Dry ingredients

      • 2 cups almond flour
      • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour/starch
      • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
      • 1-2 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
      • 1 teaspoon baking powder

      Wet ingredients

      • 2 flax eggs (or chia or regular egg)
      • 1/2 cup tahini
      • 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

      Mix-in's

      • 2 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped

      Directions

      1. Make a flax egg by combining 2 tablespoons of ground flax + 6 tablespoons water and mix well then set in fridge for 10 minutes to set
      2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper and grease well
      3. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients
      4. In another medium bowl mix together all wet ingredients with a mixer
      5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix again
      6. Fold in dark chocolate pieces then begin scooping each cookie (I used a small cookie scooper) and add onto the baking tray (about 12 will fit)
      7. Press down on each cookie so that they aren't ball shaped and make sure there is space between each as they will expand as they bake
      8. Bake for 12 minutes and enjoy!
      9. *Will stay fresh for 5-7 days in airtight container for freezer for longer

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      xx, Rach

      Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies that are grain-free and vegan-friendly!

      Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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      18 Comments

    • Reply Emily March 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Tahini seems to really add that extra ‘buttery’/moist/doughy texture to cookies. I love how you’re never averse to trying new things in your baked goodies!

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    • Reply Carrie this fit chick March 20, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      I totally forgot about tahini! That stuff is great, especially for cooking. These cookies are too cute. You kill it with baking goods, girl!

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    • Reply Izzy March 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      These looks amazing!!!!!
      Izzy | Pinch of delight

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    • Reply Tanya March 25, 2017 at 10:28 am

      When you say two scoops of collagen what is that equivalent to ? I don’t have the brand you have so no scooper – I use Great Lakes gelatin – so would be approx 1/4 cup?
      These look amazing ! Can’t wait to try once you continue the collagen measurement 🙂

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    • Reply Mariona March 26, 2017 at 3:38 am

      Hi Rachel, what could substitute the protein powder? Or can will it work without it? Thank you!

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      • Reply Mariona March 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

        I’ve just made them. Without protein and yuca starch instead of arrowroot. Sooooo good 🙂 Thank you!

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    • Reply Alex March 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      So, mine fell apart. I’m really a terrible baker but learning! Any idea where I went wrong?

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      • Reply Rachel March 28, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        uh oh, that definitely shouldn’t happen! make sure you follow the instructions exactly and ingredients/measurements 🙂

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    • Reply Emma Rose April 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Rachel, these look great! Can I use mct oil for liquid coconut oil?

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    • Reply Dreamy & Messy Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Buns (yeast-free) - rachLmansfield April 10, 2017 at 8:55 am

      […] using collagen peptides are here for you too. Some of my most favorite recipes on the long like Chocolate Chunk Tahini Cookies, PB Chocolate Oatmeal Bars and Chocolate Flaxseed Waffles, all of collagen peptides in them […]

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    • Reply Tamara Herman May 30, 2017 at 9:18 am

      I’ve never owned or even tasted tahini until this week. I really liked it so I went out to by some but then I didn’t know what to do with it – so glad I found this!!

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    • Reply Frozen Dark Chocolate Tahini Cups with a Crunch - rachLmansfield June 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

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    • Reply Rachel Mansfield’s 6 Daily Treats – anthiaculturemagazine July 11, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      […] my Instagram and blog community when I say this, but I have dessert every single day. I love making chocolate chip cookies, crispy quinoa cups, or banana bread to enjoy after dinner each night. That is one of the reasons I […]

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    • Reply Feeling Burnt Out? 6 Ways To Treat Yourself Right Now | Your News On Time! July 12, 2017 at 2:03 am

      […] my Instagram and blog community when I say this, but I have dessert every single day. I love making chocolate chip cookies, crispy quinoa cups, or banana bread to enjoy after dinner each night. That is one of the reasons I […]

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    • Reply Tracy August 16, 2017 at 11:54 pm

      These were so moist and delicious! Big hit with my friends who don’t have dietary restrictions. I also highly recommend putting one of these bad boys inside a S’more. SO dreamy!! Thanks for sharing another great recipe, Rachel!

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