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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

After quite the trial and error, I've created what I believe to be the simplest and best savory chocolate chip cookie out there...Tahini chocolate chip cookies with sea salt!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cookies


  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling Rack (optional)
  • Large bowl


Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup tahini smooth
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp.
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour + 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks


  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a mixer, combine butter and sugars (brown & white) in a large bowl until well incorporated. 
  • Add the tahini, and the egg + egg yolk. Mix well.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt with a fork or whisk.
  • Add half of the flour mixture to your wet ingredients, and mix on low until just incorporated. Then add your vanilla extract, and the remaining flour mixture.
  • Mix everything until just combined - don’t over-mix!
  • Fold in your chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 1.5 inch balls, and slightly flatten and shape your cookies on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with course sea salt. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown.
  • Remove to a cooling rack and let sit for 10 minutes before enjoying.


***The dough will be greasy and somewhat flaky, so it is best to make the cookies immediately. Use your hands to really mash the cookie dough together into balls.
**It is a good idea to replace the parchment paper between batches, and to use a second baking sheet if possible. If you only have one baking sheet, let it cool between batches so cookies don’t get overdone.  
*These cookies can be kept in an airtight container on the countertop for up to 5 days.
Keyword Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies