Instead of making full sized cookies, I decided to make cookie bites for a quick snack! I rolled them into small balls and baked them for a few minutes to set. Perfect little bites to grab on the go.
One very important point to take note here: use a good quality tahini. I've bought tahini before that was sort of dry and crumbly. That is not what you want in this recipe. Your tahini should be loose, soft and super creamy. It should have a nice oily layer on the surface and easily stirred with a spoon. I bought my jar of Al Kanater Tahina (100% pure sesame seed paste) from a local Middle Eastern grocery store. You will also find good brands in the ethnic aisle of most large grocery stores.
Yield: 12 cookie bites
1 cup oats, ground into a coarse flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup tahini
2 tbsp honey (agave or maple syrup)
1 tbsp coconut oil
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
1) In a small bowl, mix together the tahini, honey and coconut oil.
2) In a larger bowl, mix together the oat flour, oats, and walnuts.
3) Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix well with a spatula.
4) Use wet hands to form mixture into small balls, packing them tight. Place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 5 minutes, just to set. They should be lightly browned on the bottom.