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Sesame Coconut Cookies

Here’s a cookie you can feel really good about: It’s whole-grain with very little sugar but still feels like a treat!


  • 1⁄2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1⁄4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • Dash of salt


  • 1. Combine the flour, sugar, coconut, sesame seeds, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in the oil, tahini, salt, and 21⁄2 tablespoons of water. Combine thoroughly using your fingers.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the cookie batter into 8 parts. Wet your hands and roll each portion into a ball. Place cookies on the parchment paper and gently flatten with the palm of your hand.
  • 4. Bake until cookies are just starting to turn golden brown, approximately 12 minutes. Enjoy warm or room temperature.

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