The recipe I want to make is a very, very simple one: flour, sugar (brown and/or white), tahini, extra oil?, maybe a seasoning or two or some extra nuts but ideally not, then a pretty coating of two different-colored seeds on the outside. No oats, no fruit, no chocolate chips. No halvah (talk about overkill). No need to be gluten-free. I'm inspired by the Sparkled Ginger Cookies in Vegan with a Vengeance, which are made with a very few simple ingredients (no egg replacer, no shortening, no agave, just flour, sugar, molasses, oil, a little soymilk, and spices) but have the perfect chewy texture and look great thanks to the demarara sugar rolled on the outside before baking.
I could experiment with changes to the recipes I've found online, but tahini is expensive so if anybody here has a tried-and-true recipe I'd be grateful.