Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

chocolate chip tahini cookies close up with large chocolate chunks

Ever mix in Tahini (sesame seed paste) into your cookie batter? If not, you got to try it! It adds a slightly nutty flavor profile to the cookie but doesn’t mask the flavor of all that chocolate goodness. Tahini is an amazing ingredient, it literally works so well in many recipes adding a nutty creamy flavor and texture. It is also vegan and dairy free making it an awesome substitute for other things. I made these cookies the other day for my sister in law’s birthday and they were a hit! Chocolate chip cookies are a comfort food/dessert in our house. I don’t make them often but every now and then you need to treat yourself. I hope you try this out and enjoy it!

Servings: 24 cookies

Total Time: 25 min


1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 1/2 cups All purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup tahini (mixed well)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla flavoring

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks

Pinch of salt

Sesame seeds for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the sugars and butter for 1-2 minutes till smooth. Then add the egg and mix for another 1-2 minutes. *You can use a bowl and rubber spatula if you do not own a mixer.
  • Add in the tahini and vanilla flavoring. Mix together for a minute. Then add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix for another minute.
  • Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and stir for half a minute.
  • Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet making sure to leave 2 inches in between them. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes. *This will allow the cookie to not completely flatten when baking. Then,  bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds. Allow to cool a bit and then dig in!

chocolate chip tahini cookies


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