Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies – Delicious chocolate chip cookies with a nutty flavor due to the addition of walnuts and tahini.

Overhead view Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies on two white plates over napkin

Thank you to Soom Foods for sponsoring today’s post, any opinions expressed are my own.

The first time I had to purchase tahini at the store I had no clue where to even begin. I was not sure what it looked like or even what aisle in the grocery store that it would be on. Luckily, I was able to locate it on the speciality food aisle, in a can, with a plastic lid on it. I was also able to find out that tahini is made using sesame seeds. It is very creamy and has a much thinner consistency than peanut butter.

I believe the primary reason that I was in the store looking for this in the first place was in order to make some homemade hummus. I am a huge fan of hummus and once you learn how to make it yourself and see how easy that it is to make, you will definitely think twice before purchasing it in the store ever again.

The only problem is that once I made the hummus…figuring out what to do with the jar of tahini that I have left in the kitchen. This is when I began my search for other recipes that I could add tahini to. I found out that I love making a lemon tahini salad dressing and some tahini cookies.

Now the tahini that I purchase from the grocery store works just fine, but when Soom sent me their premium tahini to give a try. I could definitely tell you that one noticeable difference is that with the brand I picked up from the grocery store I noticed the oil would collect on the top with the thick sesame seed butter on the bottom and I would have to stir it before each use to make it creamy again. When I opened the Soom tahini for the first time it was already creamy and required not mixing what so ever. I really like that because it saves me the additional set of having to mix it together to use it in a recipe. Soom is also a woman-owned business based in Philadelphia.

close-up side view soom tahini

These cookies are so easy to make and I have shared a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Tahini Cookies with you before on the blog, so I will link it here. These cookies require very few ingredients and are ready in less than 10 minutes. Try them!

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies being held by hand over white plate

Close-up view Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies on white plate with hand holding it.

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies – Delicious chocolate chip cookies with a nutty flavor due to the addition of walnuts and tahini.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tahini cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 147kcal


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a large bowl, stir together with a spoon the tahini and maple syrup until smooth.
  • Stir in the oats, walnuts, chocolate chips, and sea salt until combined.
  • Scoop the cookies into the palm of your dampened hands and form into the shape of a cookie.
  • Place on the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies have lightly browned.
  • Allow the cookies to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Reply
    September 21, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    I’ve only used tahini in hummus, I never thought I could use it in cookies. Once again you have taught me something new. I like to call Tahini sesame seed butter, because it looks like a lighter version of peanut butter. I’m going to check out Soom Tahini, it looks like the good stuff 😉

    • Reply
      September 29, 2017 at 3:04 PM

      Definitely give it a try in some cookies when you get a chance. It is a total game changer 🙂

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    September 22, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    I love tahini! I have never thought to use it in cookies but it seems brilliant.
    Thanks for the idea! I’m the cookie queen here!

    • Reply
      September 29, 2017 at 3:04 PM

      Me too!! It’s so light and creamy. Give it a try in cookies, you won’t regret it 🙂

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    September 22, 2017 at 9:44 PM

    I have everything needed to make these. So I just pinned the recipe so I can make them for myself. ?

    • Reply
      September 29, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      Yay!! I just love when that happens. Please let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

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