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Fig Tahini Cookies
I’ve been having stressful days lately where I desperately crave the comfort of a cookie. I’ll usually make those addictive tahini cookies from my cookbook, 5 Ingredient Vegan. But my September #IngredientOfTheMonth is figs, so they’ve inspired a reworking of my favorite tahini cookies. They are incredibly easy to make, and require less than 10 minutes in the oven. Keep reading for the fig tahini cookies!

Fig Tahini Cookies

Though I’m not supposed to be drinking coffee (I have a hard time breaking my dependency these days), these are super nice with an espresso or soy cappuccino. I think a cup of tea would be delightful too. These are probably even healthy enough to have as a little breakfast treat! No worse than a donut, right? Cozy up on the couch with your favorite tea or coffee and a couple of these yummy cookies and you’re guaranteed to feel good.

Fig Tahini Cookies

These cookies are much healthier than their store-bought counterparts, the Fig Newton. Plus, you’ll feel even better knowing that you made them yourself. You can even switch the recipe up and use different fresh fruits to press into the tops, like strawberries or apple slices.

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Fig Tahini Cookies

By: Jenné
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup oat flour, I grind up my oats myself
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 large fig, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350°, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour the tahini, maple syrup, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Stir in the oat flour and hazelnuts.
  • The batter will be very thick. Form into small balls, and then flatten into a cookie shape.
  • Place on the parchment paper, and press a slice of fig onto the top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, or 10 if you'd like them to be crunchy.
  • Once removed from the oven, let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying.
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About Jenne

I’m a Georgia Peach living in Los Angeles (by way of NYC), with an insatiable love of sweet potatoes, travel, animals, and cooking. On Sweet Potato Soul you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes.

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  1. I am in the list of tahini lovers! These biscuits sound amazing, and what an innovative recipe. I cannot wait to do some this very day.

    1. Thank you so much!! Yes, I cannot get enough tahini. Just finished eating a tahini cookie like 5 minutes ago 🙂

  2. Wow! I am SO all about these! I have a jar of tahini in my pantry and it’s going in these 🙂

    1. Thanks! I use roasted tahini, usually the whole foods brand. the only one I know I don’t like is the Joyva brand. Oh, but raw tahini works too. Just tastes different 🙂

      1. Thanks. It took me months to figure out why my hummus was tasting funny and looked up that brand of tahini and everyone had similar complaints. Thanks for the rec!

        1. Oh, wow!! I’m surprised that it’s so readily available if we all hate on it :/ I hope you enjoy the other tahinis as much as I do 🙂