I love this time of year… yes the holidays! Because there are always amazing vegan potlucks and great times to share with family and friends. I have always loved anything almond or sesame inspired especially when it is combined with sweet. These cookies are super fun and easy and are kind of cheating because I use a cake mix.
I typically don’t have sugar in the house and I was almost out of medjoul dates, but I really wanted something sweet. I did have Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Vanilla Cake mix so I used some of that to be the base of these super chewy cookies. I took these to a vegan white elephant Holiday Party and they were a hit, everyone kept asking for the recipe and here it is!!!!
Almond Sesame Cookies (375 for 8-12 minutes)
- 2 cups Bob’s GF Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup water (maybe slightly more if needed)
Mix all dry ingredients first and then add the tahini (ground sesame seeds) and water. Slowly mix it up and you may need a couple more teaspoons of water to achieve the right cookie consistency. Roll into balls (slightly smaller than ping pong balls) and you will get about 3 dozen cookies.