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Stack of 4 tahini oat cookies on a plate. 2 cookies rest beside the stack on the plate.

Vegan Tahini Date Cookies

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan tahini date cookies are perfectly sweet with hints of caramel thanks to naturally sweet dates. If you love tahini or even if you’ve never tried it, you’ll love these simple, healthy cookies!


  • 1 1/2 cup (150 g) oats
  • 1/2 cup (140 g) tahini
  • 1 1/2 cup lightly packed (260 g) soft pitted dates
  • optional: 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until it forms a thick dough you can easily press together between your fingers.
  3. Shape into 12 cookies and place on a parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheet. The cookies will not change shape during baking so be sure to shape them into cookies beforehand.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool on the pan for 15 minutes before handling.


These cookies have a soft, dense texture kind of like baked oatmeal. They get a bit brown and crisped on the outside but the inside will stay dense and soft. For a somewhat crisper outside, shape them on the thinner side.

For best results, use a kitchen scale to weigh ingredients.

Tahini can be substituted with any other nut or seed butter as long as it’s not too dry.

Additions: Try up to 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate chips or cacao nibs and/or up to 1 tsp of cinnamon.

Dates: It’s important to use soft, moist dates in this recipe. If your dates are overly dry, soak in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe.

Storing: Let cool completely then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 3 months. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 6 g

Keywords: tahini date cookies, healthy date cookies