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5 from 2 votes

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add tahini to your chocolate chip cookies! My husband claims the tahini makes these cookies extra addicting!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Chill Time: 12 hrs
Total Time: 12 hrs 23 mins
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup tahini - well stirred
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer (fitted with paddle attachment), cream the butter, tahini, and sugars. Beat on medium speed for 3-4 mins, scrape down the bowl 1-2 times during the creaming process. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the salt, soda, powder, and flour. Transfer to the wet ingredients and mix till combined.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 12 hours (helps bind the cookies).
  • Remove from fridge, scoop into 2 T sized balls (will make about 14-18 balls).
  • Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 13-15minutes. Cookies are done when the edges are getting lightly golden brown but still pale in the middles. Remove, let rest on sheet for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


If you want to amp up the flavors you can brown the butter. If going this route make sure you brown the butter, then let it solidify before creaming it with the tahini and sugars. 


Calories: 211kcal (11%), Carbohydrates: 20g (7%), Protein: 3g (6%), Fat: 14g (22%), Saturated Fat: 7g (35%), Cholesterol: 37mg (12%), Sodium: 172mg (7%), Potassium: 129mg (4%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 16g (18%), Vitamin A: 200IU (4%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 34mg (3%), Iron: 1mg (6%)