Is it holiday cookie season yet?! I feel like it can always be holiday cookie season. Thanksgiving party coming up? Bring some cookies! Work party? Bring some cookies? Friday movie night? Bake some cookies! See! It’s always time for cookies!

And with all the cookies ahead of us during the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to add some nutrients to them! If you haven’t tried Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts (aka shelled hemp seeds) yet, they versatile seeds that have two times more protein, 70% more iron and 25% more omegas-3 and 6 than flax seeds! And they are lower in carbohydrates than both chia and flax seeds. Hemp is a super plant and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts use that super plant to add a rich nutty taste to any meal. But they don’t just add a delicious flavor to cookies…you can put them on top of yogurt, add texture to baked goods or blend into other recipes. I use hemp hearts on top of my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl for extra protein and nutrients and I’ll top off my open faced salmon and prosciutto sandwiches for more texture and flavor!

PaleOMG Ginger Tahini Cookies

PaleOMG Ginger Tahini Cookies

Hemp hearts also offer a sustainable farming solution! The varieties of hemp that are grown for food purposes reach a height of about five feet. Once hemp starts to grow, it has a broad leaf that helps to naturally suppress weeds which means that no pesticides or herbicides are needed to successfully grow hemp. How cool is that? Manitoba Harvest hemp foods pack a nutritional punch with their hemp products being high in protein and healthy fats.

PaleOMG Ginger Tahini Cookies

And right now, Manitoba Harvest wants to give away a special prize pack so you can try out their products and add more nutrients to all of your dishes! All you have to do is comment below telling me how you have or how you would use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts to add flavor and texture to your meals. My favorite way is definitely on top of smoothies or smoothie bowls for extra protein! And if you’re still not sure how to use them, you can click here to see a ton of different recipes on their site! Then be sure to leave your comment below because a winner will be chosen to win this Manitoba Harvest prize pack! I will contact the winner through the email provided when leaving the comment!


PaleOMG Ginger Tahini Cookies

Now in the meantime, let’s get our nutrient packed cookies on!

PaleOMG Ginger Tahini Cookies

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Ginger Tahini Cookies

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 cookies 1x


  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together tahini, maple sugar and vanilla extract using a large spoon. Then add egg and mix again until well combined.
  3. Then add cassava flour, ground ginger, baking soda, salt and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts then mix to combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out around 2 tablespoons of dough and make into a round ball. Place parchment paper lined baking sheet. This dough will create 15 cookies. Once you’ve placed all the dough onto the baking sheet, use a fork to only slightly press down each cookie dough ball.
  5. Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10-13 minutes until browned and slightly crispy.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes then move to cooling rack. Then eat up buttercup!



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  1. Steffanie says:

    Those cookies look super yummy. I love Hemp Hearts! I use them in my smoothies.

  2. Heather Walker says:

    I’m trying this recipe without the hemp seeds (hubby in military and they show up as drugs) and I hope they will turn out!

  3. Alison says:

    Can I use something in lieu of the cassava flour and maple sugar? Can’t seem to find them anywhere, and I’m in a time crunch! Thank you!

    1. juli says:

      i don’t have an alternative for cassava flour. you could probably use a gluten free flour instead. and you can just use coconut sugar instead of maple sugar, they will just be darker in color

  4. Elizabeth Cassidy says:

    I made these as a weekend treat and they are delicious! The tahini and ginger combo is so satisfying!

    1. juli says:

      so glad you liked it, elizabeth!!

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi Juli,
    As I did not have Cassava Flour on hand, I substituted Coconut Flour instead. Otherwise, I followed the recipe to a “t.” The batter was really runny and while delicious, the cookies baked up like mini pancakes. I’m super bummed and wondering if you had any thoughts for me to try? Bump up the 1/4 cup of coconut flour to balance out the 1 cup each of tahini and maple? Thanks! Michelle

    1. juli says:

      hahaha that’s definitely not following it to a T. cassava and coconut flour are extremely different and cannot be subbed 1:1. i would recommend making the recipe as i wrote it. i haven’t tried it with coconut flour and cannot give a recommendation since i haven’t made it that way

  6. Y says:

    Is there a way to make with stevia instead? Trying to make them low carb…tia!

    1. juli says:

      not sure, i’ve never baked with stevia

  7. Susan Wolter says:

    I’ve not heard of hemp hearts before but am going to look for them tomorrow do I can make these cookies. I would also use them in smoothies and I’d try them on some oatmeal for some crunch,

  8. Joni Renee Zalk says:

    Can you use fresh ginger or just juice ginger? I really want that ginger flavor to pop!

    1. juli says:

      sure, i think that will still work!