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These Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect hybrid between indulgent chocolate chip and a rich nut butter cookie.

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Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These photos are not anything special because I had not planned on even sharing this tahini cookies recipe on the blog. Originally, I had made these one Sunday night when I was out of freezer cookies (AKA cookies that I make a batch of and then freeze for later so I can easily bake 1 or 2 at a time). Normally chocolate chip is my go-to but I’ve been altering the batches slightly with small variations (like adding potato chips) and this time I struck gold with the variation.

I decided to add tahini (thanks to a suggestion in the newest Food Network Magazine) and a heavy dose of sea salt topping and the results are a beautiful blend of chocolate chip cookie meets nut butter cookie (think peanut butter cookies). It’s the most beautiful marriage between sweet and salty and it’s just too good not to share with you all! It’s not everyday that you come across a dessert this easy with the end results being this amazing. Trust me and make a batch of these!

Worried about making a batch because you know you will eat them all? Same — which is why I always only bake a few and then freeze the rest for later. Not only does this guarantee that you won’t eat too many but it also means that you’ll always have fresh, hot out of the oven cookies ready to be made in just 15 minutes!

Oh and one last thing! Before you run off to make these, take a minute to check out my brand new blog design! The homepage is simple and modern, the Work with VV finally has updated info after like 5 years (whoops!), and my portfolio is bursting with new photos!

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s Needed for Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies?

To make these salted tahini chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need the following:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Fine salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Tahini
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • Sea salt
Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Make Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve included detailed instructions on how to make chocolate chip tahini cookies in the recipe card below. Here are the basic steps for making homemade tahini cookies:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add the tahini, egg, and vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chunks.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough into balls, place on parchment-lined baking tray, and bake.

Can I Freeze TAHINI Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Yes, you can either freeze the scooped dough or the baked cookies. Frozen cookie dough will last up to 3 months. To bake cookie dough from frozen, preheat oven to 375ºF and bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Can I Add Other Mix-Ins?

You likely can, but I’ve only made these tahini chocolate chip cookies as written.

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tips for Making Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Give your tahini a good stir before measuring it out. Like peanut butter, tahini is prone to separation so it’s important that you mix it together first.

I used chocolate chunks in this salted tahini chocolate chip cookie recipe, but a chopped up chocolate bar or chocolate chips will also work.

You want to bake these tahini cookies just until golden brown around the edges. The cookies will continue to firm up in the middle as they cool.

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5 from 2 votes
Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

These Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect hybrid between indulgent chocolate chip and a rich nut butter cookie.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cooies, cookies, tahini
Servings: 24 cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chunks
  • thick sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and fine salt. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Add tahini, egg, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and add in the dry ingredients beating until combined. Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate.

  3. Use a 1-inch scoop to scoop out dough into balls onto prepared baking sheet, keeping 2 inches between each cookie. Repeat with the rest of the dough and then sprinkle thick sea salt over the cookies.

  4. If baking right away, transfer to preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown around the edges. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes and then serve.

  5. Alternatively, transfer dough balls into the freezer for one hour and then transfer all the dough into a freezer bag, seal, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When wanting one, just bake at 375 for 15 to 18 minutes.

Recipe Notes
  • Recipe slightly adapted from Food Network.


  • Emily Hines
    May 14, 2018

    Loving the new design and can’t wait to make these!

  • Veggy Malta
    May 17, 2018

    Great new layout … and love this recipe. There always is something new and worth trying on your site. Love it for inspiration. Thanks

  • Charity MacPherson
    May 28, 2018

    these were so good! i halved the sugar as I think 1 cup of brown sugar is way too much for cookies when chocolate chips are added too and they turned out great

  • 2pots2cook
    June 1, 2018

    Love your combination of flavours! Thank you so much !

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  • Pam Dierking
    March 29, 2019

    should light or dark brown sugar be used?

  • Brittany Hillier
    June 3, 2020

    Hello 🙂

    I just tried this recipe and it’s divine!
    I’ve eaten wayyyy too many! No joke.

  • Megan
    September 4, 2022

    These totally hit the spot! I baked 8 and am freezing the rest of the dough – which is great because the 2 of us could have eaten the whole batch. Delicious!

  • Ada
    February 27, 2023

    Hello! I’ve made these scrumptious cookies many times but was wondering if I can use coconut or almond flour instead of AP. If yes, same amount?

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