Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

These Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies will totally blow you away! They’re soft, chewy and have a nutty, subtle tahini flavour that’s so addictive!

Three salted chocolate chip tahini cookies on a white plate.

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I know, this is an unexpected surprise. One day back from Israel and I have a Tahini inspired recipe for you! You see that’s the thing – that’s how much I knew you needed these Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies. I wanted to get them to you ASAP.

Salted chocolate chip tahini cookies on a wire rack, next to a pack of baking flour.

You guys always say that you never know that my recipes are gluten free so let’s start there – these Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies are vegan and gluten free and delishhhh. So you can spread them on a table and anyone can dive right in! To make them gluten free, I of course ran (okay, my pantry’s not that far away) to my endless supply of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I love them in cookies and basically all baked goods because they perfectly absorb all of the flavours and act as a beautiful vessel. Like a star player, essentially. The mix is so smooth and just blends beautifully here. Plus of course, it means they are safe to serve to anyone! It’s the season of sharing – so let’s share!!

holding a Salted chocolate chip tahini cookie

Now the cookies! Salted. Chocolate Chip. Tahini Cookies. These are all wonderful things by themselves and combined make a super cookie whose dough might not even make it to the oven. The salted happens at the end, and really adds a burst of flavour to the cookies, plus looks gorgeous. The chocolate Chip part – well, let’s be honest, chocolate chip cookies are the best, aren’t they? Little pools of melted chocolate are always accepted in my book. Then my favourite part of the flavour of the cookies – the Tahini.

Salted chocolate chip tahini cookies on a wire rack

As a quick intro, Tahini also known as Tahina is sesame seed paste, or kind of like a sesame seed butter. If you’re like me, maybe you’ve tasted Tahini outside of the Middle East and kind of made up your face. Bitter. Grainy. Not good. I couldn’t understand why this was supposed to make my hummus better! That was all until my most recent trip to Israel. Tahini is supposed to be nutty, buttery and 100% smooth. Imagine my shock and surprise when I tasted real tahini for the first time. Needless to say that by the end of the trip it was crucial for me to lug home a giant jar of it, as I did. I say all of this because the right tahini is what will make the difference in your cookies. Get one that’s very runny, smooth, and has a nutty flavour.

3 Salted chocolate chip tahini cookies on a plate with other cookies in the background

These Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies will knock your socks off. Like I mentioned above, I highly recommend the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour in these cookies for the extra softness, and ability to share with everyone. You guys know I love Bob’s Red Mill’s flours!! These cookies are best warm out of the oven, cooled for like ten minutes, but of course, are still divine after that. I highly recommend not over baking them since they continue to cook while they cool. Under-baking them means a soft, chewy and divine cookie to dive into. Enjoy friends!

3 Salted chocolate chip tahini cookies on a plate close up

Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies

These Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies will totally blow you away! They're soft, chewy and have a nutty, subtle tahini flavour that's so addictive!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
  • 1 cup 148g Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup 96g organic brown sugar
  • ¼ cup tahini/tahina
  • 1 flax egg*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • coarse or flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top
  • ½ cup chopped vegan dark chocolate or chocolate chunks/chips


  • In a small bowl, add the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt. Whisk together thoroughly. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, add the brown sugar, tahini, flax egg, vanilla extract and the coconut oil. A mixer (stand or by hand) really helps to whip the ingredients, especially the tahini, for that soft and chewy texture. Turn the mixer on and thoroughly incorporated, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides, until it’s nice and fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches, and mix with mixer until incorporated. Scrape down the sides to gather all the dough and gently fold in. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Form dough into a large ball and cover with Saran wrap or a reusable wrap, or even place in a large reusable zipped bag. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours to chill thoroughly.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 C. Line two baking sheets with silpat mats or parchment paper. Remove Saran Wrap and scoop 1 tablespoon out of the dough for each cookie. Roll slightly between fingers to form a ball that’s about 2 inches in diameter. Add a dough ball, pressing down all around, and leave about an inch of space between each cookie.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then remove cookie sheets from the oven and onto the counter. It may look slightly underbaked, but will cook as it cools. Remove from the sheets after 10 minutes of cooling, then to a wire rack to finish cooling. I started to eat mine now – they taste so divine when a little warm! Enjoy!
*Flax egg recipe – (1 tablespoon flax seeds + 3 tablespoons of water, mixed and in fridge for 15 minutes before)
Prep time doesn’t include the 2 hours chill time.
You can easily double this recipe!
Recommended to use – to be extra
  • I brought my tahini back from Israel, but I highly recommend using a runny and smooth tahini brand. The bitter and lumpy ones just won’t do these cookies justice!
  • A flaky sea salt or a fleur de sel would really take the “salted” element over the top.
  • Chocolate chunks and chocolate chips are great, but I highly recommend using a high percentage dark chocolate bar, chopped that, and subbing it for chocolate chips. Not only does the dark chocolate pair beautifully with the salt and the tahini, you’ll get pools of chocolate instead of unmelted pieces.
  • Okay, yes the dough is ready in 2 hours. But have you tried overnight?! This dough is simply fantastic and even more holiday table worthy after 24 hours of chilling. Or maybe, make two batches, make one now, and chill the other!


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

by Jessica

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  1. Claudia says:

    Hi Jessica! ?

    These cookies look amazing…should I use solid coconut oil or liquid?

    Thank you!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Claudia,

      Aww thank you so much!! Liquid coconut oil – I’ll update that thank you!!

  2. Yael Shapira says:

    I’m excited to find this recipe since I have tahina from Israel that’s waiting to be used! Can I use other types of flour? (I have whole grain oat flour, all purpose flour, and whole grain rice flour)

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Yael,

      So happy to hear! I haven’t tested this with other flours, and of course I did do ratios for gluten free, but you can definitely give it a try! If it works please let me know!

  3. Nikki says:

    Do you think coconut sugar could be subbed for the brown sugar? I tried to do some research online but I’m wondering if you have any expertise knowledge from past experience!

    • Jessica says:

      You definitely can sub it Nikki!!

      • Nikki says:

        Thank you for the response, Jessica! I just made these after letting the dough chill overnight and oh my goodness they are DELICIOUS! I think I might even double the batch next time because these are so tasty. Thanks again for the recipe?

  4. Julia says:

    5 stars
    Hi Jessica! Just wanted to say I made these wonderful cookies and doubled the batch and they were fantastic! Thanks fora great recipe!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Julia,

      Aww yay I am SO happy to hear that!!! I need to make these again, after seeing your comment!!

  5. Kimberly says:

    5 stars
    Hi!! I just made a batch of these and they were amazing!! I didn’t have the 1-1 baking flour so I used the regular Bob’s red Mill gluten free all purpose flour. I used 1 cup in the above recipe and no problem. The tahini smells so good and I’m a sucker for a good soft chocolate chip cookie. Promise you this is it!!!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Kimberly! Thank you so much we are so happy that you enjoyed it!

  6. Alyson says:

    5 stars
    I cannot speak highly enough of these cookies! I had to sub aquafaba for the flax egg because it’s what I had and they came out perfect. I can’t stop making them, they’re so good

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Alyson! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  7. Lisa Timmer says:

    Can I sub something for the tahini? Almond butter maybe? I have never bought tahini because I can’t consume it so I don’t know what it’s like. Thanks for your help! Love your recipes, so many tasty looking ones I need to try.

  8. Manni says:

    When exactly do you use the flaky sea salt?

  9. Nina says:

    5 stars
    This was really good and I appreciated the suggestion of this particular flour for gluten free recipes. I’ve had mixed results with gluten free recipes and this flour did not disappoint. Thanks!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome we’re so happy you enjoyed it Nina! Thanks so much for reading!

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