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Sesame Cookies

Easy, naturally gluten-free sesame cookies that are packed with tahini and sesame seeds with egg whites standing in for flour.

Sesame Cookies

Nicole Spiridakis
Easy, naturally gluten-free cookies packed with tahini and sesame seeds.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 cup tahini
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 egg whites , from large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup raw or coarse sugar


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the tahini, honey, egg whites, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add sugar and beat well to combine. Place the sesame seeds and coarse sugar in separate bowls.
  • Using a teaspoon, scoop out walnut-sized balls of dough, dip in or sprinkle with the sesame seeds and sugar and place on the baking sheets.
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, until very lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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