Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (dark, milk, or a mix)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling (optional)

Instructions to make Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Wet Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, tahini, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and well combined.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Fold in Chocolate Chips and Nuts:
    • Gently fold in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  7. Chill the Dough (Optional):
    • For thicker cookies, you can chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Form Cookie Dough Balls:
    • Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough and roll them into balls. Place them on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie.
  9. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centres may still look slightly soft.
  10. Cool and Sprinkle Sea Salt (Optional):
    • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, sprinkle a bit of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie while they are still warm.
  11. Enjoy:
    • Once cooled, enjoy your delicious Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of milk or your favourite beverage!

These cookies have a unique nutty flavour from the tahini, and the combination of chocolate chips and sea salt adds a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness. Happy baking!

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev was born on 1st April 1989 in Bangalore, India. He developed an early interest in writing as a result of his fascination as a child with the stories that appeared to him in his dreams. As most of his writings are typically reflections of his dreams, many people refer to him as a dream writer. His passion for the Old Scriptures sparked creative insights that helped him craft lovely tales that are present in all of his novels.