With Thanksgiving just days away, I had to share my favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies of ALL TIME!! Now I cannot take credit for this, right off the bat I have to tell you I got this recipe from KALE JUNKIE - click here to find her blog. And actually, I heard about Kale Junkie from Amy on the Bobby Bones Show! Amy had mentioned these Life Changing Tahini Cookies many times and I had never tried tahini so I was wary, but one day I decided to try these out and OH. MY. GOD. I will never go back! I make these almost WEEKLY.
What I love most about these is they are actually good for you! You get a good hit of protein in the tahini and almond flour, and there is NO processed sugars (other than the chocolate chips I guess, depending on which you use). The ingredients are quite nutrient dense, so you can feel good about sharing them with your kids and family. And unlike most cookies, they are actually pretty filling!
The best part about them thought is the TEXTURE. A soft, chewy DREAM. I swear you will love these. Just look how amazing the photo looks below!
Okay here you go! Kale Junkie's recipe for Life Changing Tahini Cookies....
1 cup almond flour (I get mine at Trader Joe's - 1 bag lasts me many batches of cookies)
1 cup Tahini (I use Trader Joe's - it is one of the cheapest I've found. And I actually dont measure this, I just use the whole jar! close enough lol)
1/2 cup maple syrup (again, I get mine at TJ's! Their prices on good maple syrup are very reasonable. Get pure maple syrup)
1 tsp baking soda
1 heaping cup of mini chocolate chips
1 scoop collagen peptides (optional, but great source of protein - I do include this because I use this supplement daily)
First, I mix together the egg, syrup, and tahini. Next I add in the baking soda and collagen peptides. I then add the almond flour - sometimes I use a little more or less, you want the dough to be real THICC though! Lastly, I mix in the chocolate chips. Then... DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.... put the dough in the fridge for AT LEAST 30 minutes!! This helps the cookies stay in good shape when you bake them.
Once the dough is very chilled, I use a 2 TBSP scoop to put them on a baking sheeting with parchment paper (or foil, I usually use foil).
I bake for exactly 9 minutes on 350.
You may want to play around with the size of your cookies and the cook time - took me a couple batches to get them perfect to my liking, but that being said, I've never made a bad batch of these. I know the ingredient list is on the pricey side but they are so insanely worth it. Let me know if you try this recipe!!!