Vegan Dipped Tahini Chia Cookies
A healthy twist on the classic shortbread cookie
55 Calories: 1P/6.1C/2.8F
- For The Cookie
▪ 1 Cup Flour
▪ 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
▪ 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
▪ 1 Cup Stevia
▪ 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
▪ 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
▪ 60 Grams Tahini
▪ 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For the Chocolate Dip
▪ 60 Grams Enjoy Life Vegan Chocolate Chunks
▪ 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
▪ 60-100 Gram Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1. Preheat oven to 350°F then prep a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper and lightly spraying
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and stevia before adding in coconut oil, tahini, and vanilla extract and mixing with an electric mixer
3.Once dough is formed, make a small divet and place the chia seeds in it. Carefully fold the dough with your hands until well combined
4. Flour a surface and roll out dough until it is about half and inch thick then begin cutting cookies into desired size and shape--I used a shot glass. Continue to re-roll scrap dough until none is left
5. You can place these cookies closer together on the baking sheet than you typically would because they won't spread. Bake for 10-12 minutes--they should turn light golden
6. While cookies are baking place chocolate chunks, coconut oil, and almond milk in a bowl and melt in the microwave
7. Once cookies have cooled, dip half the cookies into the chocolate and place on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath to catch the drip. Sprinkle some chia seeds onto the chocolate before it hardens
8. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or chill in the fridge until chocolate is hardened. Store in the fridge to prevent chocolate from melting and cooking sticking together
Buy It & Try It
Store I Purchase At: Aldi or Tj Maxx/Homegoods
Typical Price: $2-$5
Where In The Store: Baking aisle (Aldi) or snack section (Tj/Homegoods)
1. You'll quickly learn that chia seeds are something I'm throwing on top of or mixing into my food daily! Great for digestion/gut health and adds a little something to your recipes!
2. I usually purchase at Aldi but you can find endless packages of chia seeds at Tj Maxx and Homegoods for super cheap as well so if I'm already there I'll usually pick up a package
3. When mixing chia seeds with your food a tip I have would be to let it sit in the batter or with some sort of liquid for 5-10 minutes. You'll notice it starts to absorb some of the liquid and the seeds become less gritty and more like a super mini bobba!
Store I Purchase At: Trader Joes
Typical Price: $2-$3
Where In The Store: Every store may vary--I find this by the nut butters sometimes while other times it's in the refridgerated section
1. If you're vegan and you love to recreate recipes, I'm sure you'll come across tahini at some point! It's great to throw into a baking recipe and is most similar to peanut butter. It has a nutty flavor but also is creamy!
2. Tahini is also not only for baking, but also goes great with a lot of mediterranean foods like falafel! It also doubles as a great salad dressing or dip for your fresh veggies!
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks
Store I Purchase At: Aldi
Typical Price: $3-$5
Where In The Store:Organic or baking aisle
1. If you're vegan or have any other allergies, this brand is a really great and delicious option! Free of pretty much every allergy you could think of yet doesn't compromise the delicious taste of chocolate we all love!
2. They have everything from chocolate minis, chunks, bars, cookies, etc and most of their products can be found in the organic section at Jewel!