Double Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

Chewy cookies that are slightly nutty and loaded with chocolate! The addition of tahini adds a wonderful salty, nutty twist to the classic chocolate chip cookie.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 14 cookies (approx.) 1x
  • Category: Desserts and Baking


  • 100 g white granulated sugar
  • 100 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 5 tbsps tahini
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 150 g chocolate chips or chunks (any colour)
  • flaky salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the sugars, melted butter and tahini until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until light and creamy.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and sea salt into the bowl and fold the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula. Be careful not to overmix the cookie dough; overmixing causes gluten development, which makes for cakey (rather than chewy) cookies.
  3. Fold the chocolate chips. Cover and chill the cookie dough for at least 30 mins (or up to overnight). Don’t skip this step!
  4. Heat oven to 180℃ C/ 160℃ fan. Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  5. Form the dough into balls, about 1 heaped tablespoon of dough each. Arrange the cookies in a single layer on both baking sheets, leaving plenty of space for the cookies to spread.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will look a little soft, but don’t worry – they will harden as they cool. Sprinkle the cookies with a tiny pinch of flaky salt as soon as they come out of the oven.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Sommer Gill
8 months ago

I’ve been eyeing this recipe for so long. I finally got the chance to make it at a dinner party and they were a hit, I mean people went back for thirds haha! Thank you Zena for all of your delicious recipes.

3 months ago
Reply to  Sommer Gill

I’m so happy to hear it! It’s my absolute pleasure 🙂