Ginger Tahini Cookies (+ a giveaway!)

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.

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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


Ginger Tahini Cookies


  • 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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197 thoughts on “Ginger Tahini Cookies (+ a giveaway!)”

  1. I’ve seen hemp hearts in the store, but passed them by as I had no idea how to use them. Now, I’d try them in smoothies for sure, and maybe a few grain free muffin recipes for the holidays!

  2. Well first of all, these cookies look really freakin good so I’d definitely use them to make these, but I’d also add them to my shakes and smoothies for sure. Anyway to add more protein! Thanks for all the awesome content Juli!

    1. I would love to try them mixed in with chicken salad, with a grain free crumble on a pumpkin bread, in my yogurt bowl, orrr on top ofstir fried shiritaki or veggie noodles!

  3. I have never used nor heard of these little gems! I would definitely add them to these delicious and comforting looking ginger tahini cookies and your picture with the open faced salmon and prosciutto sandwich looks to die for! What a gorgeous photo! Just a little sprinkle on top I’m sure adds another dimension. Thanks for the giveaway and for all that you do for us!

  4. Ohh I would love to try these! I’m working on reducing my protein powder intake post workout to eventually stop it all together so I’m definitely looking for different, more natural ways to add protein. I would totally start by adding the hemp hearts to smoothies and coconut yogurt and of course I’d love to make these cookies!

  5. I would sprinkle them on top of spoonfuls of peanut butter or almond butter for some texture!! Or on top of cream of rice.

  6. I love hemp hearts! I use them in my breakfast smoothies and bowls, top waffles, and grind them up to use in recipes instead of protein powder.

  7. This recipe looks awesome, can’t wait to try. I like to use the hemp seeds on top of my breakfast muffins to add a little bit more protein to the mix.

  8. I would use them to make these cookies – that’s for sure!

    But I have a question, is this contest open to Canadian residents?? Hope so…


  9. I love using hemp hearts! My favorite way is in smoothies, but I’m anxious to try them in these cookies. Looks wonderful!

  10. I love to add them to my morning matcha latte and to any salad I make. This recipe looks delish! Can’t wait to try it.

  11. My toddler only eats veggies via smoothie, so I’d throw some in there to give him extra nutrients! I would love to try these out.

  12. Hey Juli!
    I’ve seen these at the store and was too lazy to look up the nutritional value of them. Now reading your post I would use them in my morning snack of maple hill yogurt with strawberries and coconut. Add those hemp hearts for some fiber, protein, and omegas to supercharge that snack! Thanks for the info and opportunity.

  13. I like using hemp seeds raw in smoothies, toasted in energy balls and sprinkled on top of my overnight oats or chia seed pudding!

  14. Well, besides using them to make these Ginger Tahini Cookies ???? I would use them to top my smoothies with to make them extra special!

  15. Christiane DeSalvo

    I haven’t used them however between this cookie recipe, shakes/smoothies and any open faced salmon sandwich, I would love to start using these regularly. I will be looking for these at Sprouts/Whole foods soon.

  16. I have added hemp seeds to yogurt parfait, smoothie bowls and acai bowls. I’m thinking about crusting fish/meat with it and adding it to stuffing for roasted squash!

  17. I have seen these in stores, but have never known how to use them. I would probably use this on Salmon and since I’m obsessed with ginger, definitely these cookies! I love that there’s so much protein and that they don’t need a pesticide to grow. YAY CLEAN EARTH! Thanks for all you do, Juli 🙂

  18. I just started adding them into my energy balls! These cookies sound amazing though, can’t wait to make for thanksgiving!

  19. I would definitely use them for these cookies. LOVE ginger. Thank you Juli for always introducing us to new products and recipes.

  20. I’ve topped my coconut yogurt and salads with hemp hearts and I’ve used them in smoothies, as well ???? I’ve not used the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts brand but am definitely interested.

  21. Ohhh I haven’t tried these yet but love making your recipes. I would also put them on yogurt or they might be really good on top of a fruit crumble dessert like an apple crumble or something!

  22. I use them in my smoothies, but I love the idea of sprinkling them on top of a salad for some crunch! I bought them in bulk at a local grocer once, but thought they were lower quality than the Manitoba Harvest brand, so I will be sticking to theirs from now on!

  23. Love hemp hearts on my salad and stir fry! I’ve been wanting to try tahini, as well as cavassa flour- so this is the recipe for me!!! Made your almond butter banana bread with the pecan sugar topping last week and my husband and kiddo fell in love! You are amazing! Xoxo

  24. I’ve never tried hemp hearts but have always wanted to! My roommate has been craving a good ginger cookie and I wanna surprise her by making some healthy ones like these!

  25. I use Manitoba hemp hearts in my smoothies and sometimes just a tablespoon or two as a pre- or post- workout snack when I don’t want a full meal!
    My friend and I are having a healthy baking day and will be using this recipe!

  26. I definitely like the idea of putting them on waffles and pancakes. I’m always looking for ways to make those comfort foods a little more nutrient dense.

  27. I sprinkle Manitoba hemp hearts over my chicken stir fry and salads for extra texture and crunch! And if I’m in the mood for sweet I top my smoothie bowl with them!

  28. I have a big bag of these in my fridge right now! I use them in salads and smoothies because I love the nutty flavor. These cookies look fabulous! Gotta order more tahini. 🙂

  29. I would for sure try them in baked goods (muffins, cookies, banana bread) or add a little crunch to salads and smoothies!

  30. Making these cookies for sure! Didn’t realize they had flavored hemp hearts, OMG! Would love to try these in various sweet and savory recipes.

  31. I absolutely love Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts! I love sprinkling them on top of my plantain bread toast, on a smoothie bowl, or in a salad. They’re so good!

  32. I recommend hemp seeds to all my clients (I’m a dietitian) because they pack 10gm of protein in a mere 3Tbs! That’s incredible – especially for my vegetarian/vegan athletes or peeps with fat loss goals 🙂

    These cookies look INSANELY BOMB. I’m hosting Friendsgiving this weekend and DEFS making these <3

  33. The cookies sound awesome! If I feel peckish in the afternoons, I’ll mix up a little trail mix of hemp seeds, coconut oil, sprouted pumpkin seeds, goji berries and cacao nibs and eat it out of the cup with a spoon. Healthy, filling nut-free snack.

  34. First I’ve heard of these gems. Look forward to adding the nutrition punch to smoothies and adding to your pumpkin chocolate cookies which are my nephews favorites. A new fav may be these.

  35. I would most definitely add these to my morning smoothie bowl! I have added hemp hearts to walleye before to get a nice “breading” on it – it was delish!

  36. My first thought was “use them on salad!”, my second thought was “but I don’t eat salad because l’m the worlds least-sexy salad eater”. So I’d definitely use them in paleo pancakes for extra texture or on top of pad Thai casserole !

  37. Kristy Grulikowski

    LOVE hemp hearts! I’ve used them in smoothies and on salads but my favorite is sprinkles on avocado toast. Yep, super BASIC but in no way sorry ????

  38. Love hemp hearts on my smoothie bowl and in my granola. Have never tried this brand before but would love to!
    Need to check out more way to use hemp hearts.

  39. I was gifted a small container a while back, and add them to the tops of pancake and waffle batter as they cook. Little visual + textural + nutritional bump!

  40. I’ve never tried hep hearts, but I think they would be an interesting add to a few energy ball recipes – making them protein energy balls!

  41. i love hemp hearts! i usually like to add them into a warm paleo porridge, but i have been known to throw them in salads, smoothies, whatever else suits my fancy that day. they really give a nice earthy nuttyness to recipes.

  42. I like to make my kids bananas slathered in peanut batter, sliced up like a little sushi roll. Occasionally, I’ll sprinkle with flax seed. This post gave me the idea to use hemp seeds instead. Cool – thanks!

  43. I would use them on yogurt parfaits and in my baked goods. Im always adding different nuts and seeds for the added crunch and calories.

  44. I love these little jewels. I put them on top of my coconut icecream with blueberries for a “healthier” desert! Also, this past pumpkin carving season i mixed them into my roasted pumpkin seed recipe, delicious!

  45. I’ve never tried hemp hearts but I really want to give them a go! Sounds like smoothies / paleo muffins would be the best way to try them out !

  46. I would love to put them in oatmeal, smoothies, salads, toast, and whenever I bake I would love to include them in the recipe!! I love the crunchy texture it can give to oatmeal and on toast.

  47. Add them to granola bar recipes, energy balls, sprinkle on top of cream cheese and bagels, add to salad dressing recipes, feed them to my chickens for a treat.

  48. I love hemp hearts! I use them blended in salad dressings to make them creamy, I use them in Paleo granola, and I sprinkle them on smoothie bowls and tops of baked goods.

  49. I love the taste of Manitoba Hemp Hearts. I use them in salads, on my cold cereal, in overnight oats, as a topper on soups and and my open faced peanut butter sandwiches. So much more too!

  50. I use hemp hearts on crunchy beet and cucumber salads because they match the texture. They also taste good on top of alfredo sauce and pasta!
    Thanks for the recipe and giveaway.

  51. I pretty much add them to everything! Yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, Granola, muffins/breads, on top of salads, rice and pasta dishes. I even love to process them into hemp butter or add them to my other homemade nut butter!

  52. This sounds delicious! I would love to try the hemp hearts on my morning smoothie bowl and of course in this cookie recipe!

  53. These look amazing. I have been craving sweets this season but don’t so sugar. This recipe looks perfect. I love hemp hearts in my smoothies but I’ve never baked with them…

  54. In our house we eat a lot of salads and I think the Manitoba Hemp Hearts would and nutrition, taste, texture and something a little different to our salads. And not just our leaf salads, I think they would be good on top of a pasta salad too.

  55. I would LOVE to be able to have the chance too try this amazing product and all there goodies! I’m an absoulet LOVER for plant food especially hemp! I’m definitely a sweet baker I have 3 boys under 4 we love to use them in our muffins- on top of any brekkie – they absoulety LOVE mums banana oat smoothie with CRUNCHES around the rim holding with honey! I’ve only tried seeds and would love to expend more! Like everyone else this would be an exciting opportunity to win this! Especially with the passing of hemp foods ???????? Slolwy getting there #hemphaspower

  56. Manitoba Hemp Hearts would be awesome tossed in a stir fry – much like you toss in sesame seeds. Nice crunch and added protein.

    Manitoba Hemp……hmmmmm, is this a Canadian company? I hope so because we Paleo Canucks often have a hard time sourcing a lot of the great paleo products a lot of bloggers mention. It would be nice to see more paleo-friendly Canadian companies.

  57. I have never tried hemp hearts! I would love to try and incorporate them in fruit crisps and cookies for added crunch and a boost of nutrition!

  58. Melissa Washington

    I’ve seen these in my local health food store but wasn’t sure about them. I think I would try them on top of salads or in energy balls. These cookies look amazing!

  59. I love that you snuck them into cookies, what a great idea!! I have never thought to do that. I recommend hemp hearts to my nutrition clients all the time. I tell them to put them in smoothies, on salads (my favorite), homemade burgers and crackers. I didn’t realize how often I recommend them until on of my clients called me out yesterday.

    And I just entered into your Instagram giveaway for your leggings! So excited that you made those!!

  60. I would for sure use them in my hot cereal in the morning and most likely on my salads. But am open to other suggestions, too.

  61. I mostly use hemp hearts in yogurt and smoothies. Sometimes I blend the hemp hearts alone with water first to make a hemp milk base for my smoothie.

  62. I use them in smoothies and in my porridge. But a another great way is in burgers. Dreena Burton has a great burger recipe that incorporates hemp seeds and chickpeas. Delicious!

  63. I only recently bought and tried hemp hearts. So far, I’ve used them on salads, in smoothies and in my overnight chia seed pudding. Looking forward to trying them in baking!

  64. Juli these cookies look amazing! I’d love to try them and also try adding the hemp hearts to a smoothie combo I’ve been loving lately. thanks for putting this up!

  65. YUM! I love ginger and can’t wait to try these! I’m interested in the tahini in cookies – I know how addicting it is in yogurt, sauces, hummus, etc, so can’t wait to try it in a sweeter version! Best case all around 🙂

  66. Hemp hearts are really good ground up into a meal and put in stews or soups to give them body and creaminess without using dairy. I think I’d also use them in granola bars and acai bowls.

  67. I love adding hemp hearts to all my energy bites/bliss balls recipes! I also keep a mason jar in the fridge filled with chopped nuts, hemp hearts and seeds to sprinkle on oatmeal or other breakfast cereal, on yogurt, on salads and chopped fresh fruit. YUM-MY! Thank you for your delicious recipes and inspiring posts.

  68. I love hemp seeds! I literally eat them every day, and they are actually a part of my hormonal seed cycling regimen — such an awesome ratio of omega 6 and 3!!!! I always add them to salads for texture, and because I am sensitive to a lot of nuts, I blend them with water to make my own DIY hemp milk. Always use this brand too ???????? ❤️ (Ps. Ginger cookies are my jam and I haven’t had one in years. Cannot wait to make these! Ginger + tahini sounds so dreamy. You’re so creative, girl)!

  69. I love hemp hearts! I put them in everything; salads, on top of baked veggies, they are especially yummy on sweet potatoes or as a healthy kick to some pumpkin puree mixed with coconut milk as a great nighttime snack when I get a sweet tooth. Actually, hemp hearts help curb your sweet tooth. When I get a craving I reach for hemp hearts and basically sprinkle it on something or just get a tablespoon full with a little coconut oil and voila – no more cravings!

  70. going to definitely bake up some ginger fav. i sprinkle hemp hearts on my yogurt ! love them. I also take two of hemp oil tabs a day..eliminating any vitamin pills i used to take! Manitoba Hemp products are the best 🙂

  71. I keep seeing these in the store, but have put off trying them. I want to try them in a smoothie bowl for breakfast or lunch times. These cookies sound amazing and can’t wait to try them!

  72. I love hemp hearts. I would use them on top of my morning. Grass fed milk yogurt with some fruit. I wild also add them as a crunchy topping to the batter for some delicious Paleo banana bread. I love your recipes.

  73. I love hemp hearts! I use them as salad toppers for some extra flavor and love adding them to my chia puddings, too, for a nice nutty addition.

  74. I have never heard of hemp hearts, but will definitely make these cookies, for one. I would also add to my salads and soup toppers.

  75. Ooh! The toasted hemp hearts sound like a crunchy salad topper to replace croutons! The toppers look like a fun snack too! I’ve never tried hemp, but would love to 🙂

  76. I actually like dry toasting hemp seeds and then blending them into my coffee. It makes it creamy and a little nutty, which I love. Plus protein, obviously! But I think I might need to make a batch or five of these cookies because I also LOVE tahini!

  77. I sprinkle hemp hearts in my yogurt and in my smoothies. The other day i used them in my pumpkin smoothie and it was delicious! Now I want to try them in baking – especiay these cookies!!

  78. I love simply adding hemp hearts on top of oatmeal or yogurt. But I’ve never thought of baking with them!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. that sounds delicious, Diane!! Congratulations, you have been selected to win the prize pack! I will be sending your email to Manitoba Harvest and they will be contacting you for your information!

      1. Yay! Thank you! Love your blog and podcast 🙂 I very much appreciate your attitude toward health and wellness and listening to your body. It’s definitely changed the way I look at my body and the way I think about this lifelong journey of health.

  79. I have used hemp hearts in smoothies. I haven’t tried this brand, but I certainly would like to try it. I would use it in my smoothies. Thank you for the chance, have a great weekend.

  80. Made these this morning! I love recipes with simple ingredients, didn’t have to make a trip to the store. These turned out amazing!

  81. I’m usually pretty lazy and sprinkle them straight on top of salads (my fave method of using them) or smoothie bowls. I love the idea of using them in a cookie though!

  82. I have used them with Chai seeds in “puddings” and “noatmeal” recipes. Your cookies seem like a worthwhile use, as well.

  83. 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!

  84. 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. 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

  85. Elizabeth Cassidy

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

  86. 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. 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

  87. 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,

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