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Tahini & Almond Cookies Recipe

Tahini & Almond Cookies Recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

Made with tahini and almonds, these delicious cookies will provide a good dose of calcium for strong bones, and vitamin E and healthy fats that are beneficial for heart health. High in protein and fibre, they make a satisfying treat.

Makes: 14 cookies



  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate, melted, for topping
  • Extra almonds, roughly chopped, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In large bowl combine almond meal and desiccated coconut.
  3. In smaller bowl, combine tahini, honey and coconut milk until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine.
  5. Gently stir through almond pieces.
  6. Spoon mixture onto baking tray, around 1½ tbsp for each cookie. Flatten with back of fork.
  7. Bake for 15–18 mins, until golden brown.
  8. Allow cookies to cool completely before drizzling with melted chocolate then sprinkle with chopped almonds.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .