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In our homes, baking takes on a healthy twist as we are always aiming to create delicious goodies that contribute to instead of sabotage our health.
 
Our latest creation was prompted by a recipe we saw in a local NJ magazine, and we made just a few simple tweaks (unfortunately this comes a few days too late for Santa).
 
This final version is so nutritious it could double as a quick breakfast treat on the go, afternoon snack, or even a holiday cookie you could serve on New Years (and no one would even know it’s actually healthy)! Tahini (ground sesame seeds) is rich in calcium, magnesium, several B vitamins and good healthy fats. Almond flour is packed with protein and good fat too. We love ginger for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. 
 
 Wanna try em’? Check out the recipe below. These firm up once they cool and are nice and chewy.
 
Honey Tahini Cookies
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping tsp ginger

Preheat oven to 350. Line 1 large or two medium cookie sheets with parchment. Spread sesame seeds into a pie plate. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda,ginger and salt. In a large bowl, combine honey, tahini and vanilla. Then mix dry into wet (seems like its not liquid enough at first but it does combine – feel free to use your hands).

Scoop dough into small balls (about 1 rounded tablespoon). Roll in sesame seeds, then flatten them into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Transfer to baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven even if they still seem a little soft. They will firm up when cooled. This made about 20 cookies.

 
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