chocolate chip tahini cookies

unbakedtahinicookiesTeff flour is something I have rather gotten into, lately.  My neighborhood has a lot of Ethiopian corner markets, which have enlightened me to the utility and tastiness that is TEFF.  A naturally gluten-free grain, it is high in protein, fiber, and hearty taste.  This makes for exquisite binding in baking, as well as gives your goodies that “je ne sais quoi” that is frequently missing in GF baking.


Even though it was a nut that sent me whizzing into anaphylaxis at the age of 10, I will still, oddly, get cravings for peanut butter cookies.  Solutions!: Tahini is a butter made from sesame seeds, which are not part of the nut family, meaning, us Nut Bubble Children can eat it!  Teff, tahini, and agave nectar make these creamy, salty, sweet, and crisped cookies just what the doctor ordered for anybody, especially if you cannot eat nuts, dairy, soy, or gluten.


tahini chocolate chip cookies

Serves one dozen cookies
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 3/4 cups teff flour
  • 1/3 cup sorghum flour
  • a heaping 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil (grapeseed or canola works well)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips of choice


Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2 In medium bowl, mix dry ingredients, and set aside.
Step 3 In large bowl, combine tahini, agave nectar, oil, and vanilla thoroughly until creamed.  Slowly stir in dry ingredients until combined.  Mix in chocolate chips.
Step 4 In heaping tablespoon-fuls, spread out cookies 1” apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until outsides are lightly golden browned.


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