Rye cookies with tahini

Once again, tahini! If you liked the sesame energy balls, you’ll love this next treat. Combining tahini, chocolate and rye flour can’t go wrong. It makes a healthy flavourful snack that is perfect for kids, even more if you use dates instead of sugar. Follow this recipe and let me know how it goes!


125 gr wholemeal rye flour

100 gr buckwheat flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

100 gr unsalted butter

75 gr tahini

100 gr light brown sugar or coconut sugar

75 gr soft dates (roughly 8)

2 large eggs

150 g / 6 oz chocolate (65-75% cocoa solids), roughly chopped

Sesame seeds, to coat


1. Combine rye flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

2. Place butter, tahini, sugar and dates in a food processor and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs to the processor and mix well.

3. Pour the butter mixture into the bowl of flours, add the chocolate and mix.

5. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm (or in the freezer for 20 mins) and set the oven to 190°C / 380°F.

6. Roll the dough into balls and coat in sesame seeds.

7. Place them in a baking tray and bake for about 10-11 minutes. After 6 minutes, remove the balls from oven and flatten them out with a spatula to acquire a more cookie-like shape. Then place them back in the oven for the remaining time until slightly browned.

8. Let the cookies cool down and keep in a sealed container. They can last for about 3-4 days.

Recipe from GK Stories

Related Posts


Mung Soup

The astringent taste of mung beans helps tone your digestive organs, restore your digestive fire (agni) and they can even help you restore your bowel

Read More

Easy Cashew Cheese

For those moving towards a plant-based diet or just interested in packing the fridge with healthy simple choices, cashew cheese is a must have. It’s

Read More

Rye Cookies with Tahini

Once again, tahini! If you liked my sesame balls you’ll love this next treat. Combining tahini, chocolate and rye flour can’t go wrong. It makes

Read More

Delicious Dhal

This is one of my favorite recipes for the Autumn Season!  it’s a classic at home, it’s delicious and easy! A creamy, delicious cauliflower and

Read More

Tomato and Fennel soup

With Autumn at the doorstep in the North Hemisphere, the weather asks for warming, grounding foods like soups. The following recipe is a comforting tomato

Read More

Autumn Kitchari

When dry and windy Autumn days call for a seasonal cleanse, I always turn to this version of Kitchari. A warm, sweet, lightly spiced, nourishing

Read More