Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keywords: vegetarian, dairy-free, peanut-free, oven

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

Equipment: large bowl, whisk, spatula, baking sheet, parchment paper, spoon


  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cane sugar, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. Mix the tahini into the dry mix until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Whisk in the egg and vanilla until light ribbons form from the whisk and remain for a second before falling back into the rest of the mix.
  4. Sift in the flour and baking soda slowly. Mix in the flour and baking soda with a spatula, making sure not to overmix as this would give the cookies a cakier texture. 
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips or chunks.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Scoop the dough with a spoon onto the baking sheet, leaving space around each cookie to spread out while baking.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and let cool before serving.


  • Use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour to make the recipe gluten-free.


  • Keeps for 7 days at room temperature, 2 months in the fridge, or 8 to 12 months in the freezer.
  • Store in a sealed container.
  • Reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition Notes:

  • Tahini adds a nutty flavor to the cookies and is also a more nutritious alternative to butter. Tahini is higher in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and lower in saturated fats than butter. Additionally, tahini contains iron and fiber, making it a delicious way to get more nutrients!

Savings Tip:

  • Buying a large container of tahini can help save money, as it can be stored in the fridge for up to 6 months and used in additional recipes.

Nutrition Facts:

Total Servings: 12 
Serving Size: 1 cookie

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 222 calories11%
Total Fat: 11 g17%
Saturated Fat: 4 g18%
Cholesterol: 16 mg5%
Sodium: 375 mg16%
Total Carbohydrates: 28 g9%
Dietary Fiber: 3 g10%
Added Sugar: 13 g25%
Protein: 5 g9%
Vitamin D: 4 IU0.9%
Calcium: 60 mg6%
Iron: 3 mg16%
Potassium: 151 mg4%