Honey Tahini Biscuits

Shop Ingredients


1/3 cup sesame seeds

1 1/2 cups almond meal

1/2 tsp bicarb soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup honey

1/3 cup tahini

1 tsp vanilla extract


These simple, gluten-free biscuits are chewy, crispy, nutty and sweetened with Victorian honey. They’re the kind of morsels you find you eat three of and could easily have three more.  They’re super quick to whip up and you can halve the quantities easily if 22 biccies are too many (we doubt it). This recipe was requested by Chris who was told to get his hand OUT of the biscuit tin – it’s byAnja Schwerin for  Food and Wine

Honey Tahini Cookies 
Makes about 22

Preheat the oven to 170° and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Spread the sesame seeds in a shallow dish.

In a bowl, whisk the almond flour with bicarb soda and salt. In a large bowl, mix the honey with the tahini and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated – this takes a bit of elbow grease, persist!

Using a tea spoon, scoop the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sesame seeds, then flatten them into 1/2 cm-thick rounds. Transfer the rounds to the baking sheets, arranging them so they’re about 5cm apart.

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until deep golden; shift the pans from top to bottom halfway through.

Transfer the cookies to a rack and let cool before serving.



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  1. Loved them!!! Sooo Yum and easy to make. Except I find that you don’t end up cooking too may if you are dipping into the mixture before they go in the oven…just sayin’

  2. Yum! So delicious. Great texture and taste. I used the Practical Beekeeper’s Mount Samoria batch. Perfect sweetness to balance the taste of the tahini.

  3. Delicious; even able to make with one arm as other in sling at present. Substituted nutritional yeast for seeds and replaced 1/2 cup almond meal with 1/2 cup oats blitzed. Thank you for the pick- me- up.

  4. These are amazing! And idiot proof (me). I used 1/2 coconut bc had not enough almond meal, heaps more sesame seed bc I love them & cooked almost twice as long bc forgot to start timer. They were perfect. Hardest thing is not eating all at once. Thank you

    1. We’re loving the sound of added coconut and extra sesame! And extra oven time just makes them crispier! Foolproof, more like genius-eliciting!

  5. Absolutely delicious!
    Had a couple for my breakfast on the go, and didn’t even feel guilty! Too hard to stop at one! Yum!