Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste made from toasted sesame seeds that adds a deliciously unique taste to classic chocolate chip cookies. Equivalent in popularity only to snickerdoodles, these easy-to-make treats are in high demand in our house.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with 2 oven racks in the middle.
  2. Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with canola spray.
  3. Take out a stick of unsalted butter to soften.
  4. Get out a stand mixer and a small bowl.
  5. Set up 2 cooling racks.

STEP TWO – Make the Batter


5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons tahini
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. In the stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and tahini on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. In the small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and sesame seeds.
  4. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate without overmixing.

STEP THREE – Bake the Cookies

  1. Drop 18 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets and use your fingers to press into ½-inch thick circles.
  2. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  3. Bake for 7 minutes.
  4. Switch the sheets and bake for another 7 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
  5. Transfer the cookies to the cooling racks and cool for 5-10 minutes.

Recommended Serving Size: 3 cookies

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat

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