Sesame Seed Cookies

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Submitted by Stroller Strides

If you love sesame, you will love these cookies, rich in flavor from sesame seeds and subtly sweet from a touch of maple syrup.  Recipe from Whole Foods.

Ingredients:
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 cup tahini
• 1/4 cup sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 teaspoons cornstarch
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Method:
• Preheat oven to 350°F. Grind oats in a blender until coarsely ground (some whole flakes should remain intact). Do not wash out blender.
• In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, salt and baking powder.
• Place tahini, sesame oil, vanilla, cornstarch and maple syrup in blender and process until smooth. Stir this mixture into oat mixture.
• Drop tablespoons of batter on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies are golden brown on bottom and puffed.

Nutrition:
Per serving (About 2 cookies/43g-wt.): 180 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 3g protein, 24g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium

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