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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is it. It’s only March, but these Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are my dessert of the year.

If you love tahini and you’ve never had it in chocolate chip cookie form, drop everything you’re doing right now and make this recipe.

These cookies are phenomenal. Typically, I’m a little more humble about my baking prowess, but these paleo tahini chocolate chip cookies may seriously take the cake for my favorite cookie of all time.

Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

Sesame truly belongs in more desserts. I’ve been a fan of sesame since I was a kid. Strangely, my Midwestern, mostly German-Russian father always (and I mean always) had a hefty bar of halvah in the fridge. When he was in the mood for a sweet treat, he’d slice a piece off and enjoy that.

My dad wasn’t really a sweets kind of guy, so I was understandably intrigued about what made halvah worthy in his eyes. When he finally let me try some, fully expecting that I would hate it, the opposite happened. I was hooked. And suddenly my dad wasn’t too pleased that his bar of halvah would disappear in a matter of days.

Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

So even before I started cooking and baking with tahini (sesame seed paste) a few years ago, I knew I would adore the flavor. I swear I mention it in every recipe using tahini, but it’s got such a unique flavor.

Eventually, I stumbled upon this recipe by Danielle Oron on Food52 and I immediately set out making a paleo version.

After a number of tests and a couple of swaps, I hit on a version I loved.

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Cassava flour, coconut sugar, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips make these tahini chocolate chip cookies happen.

Each cookie is crisp and crunchy. Maybe someday I’ll try to develop a soft and chewy version, but for now we’ve got these. Honestly, with tahini, I think crunchy cookies are the perfect result.

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Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

inspired by Danielle Oron’s Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

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Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Chelsea @
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: ~1 dozen cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baked




  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the butter, tahini, coconut sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until light and smooth.
  3. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and continue beating until smooth.
  4. Whisk the cassava flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  6. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to portion out roughly 12 dough balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and space the dough balls 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool before eating. I know, it’s hard, but so worth it!

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Paleo Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |


I'm Chelsea, the author behind Chelsea Joy Eats! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand. My posts may include affiliate links, which means if you click through a purchase something, I make a small commission at no cost to you. It helps me fuel my coffee habit and pay rent!

2 thoughts to “Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. These cookies are really good! My daughters and I love them. I’ve made them a number of times now. I normally double the recipe (and freeze most of the cookies). The only changes I’ve made are: when I double the recipe, I use 3 whole eggs (rather than 2 eggs and 2 yolks), I use chopped 90% Lindt chocolate and halve the salt (my celtic sea salt is very strong). When I bake them for less time, they come out chewy/soft rather than crunchy. (I’ve tried using Sunbutter instead of the tahini, but the taste and texture is much better with the tahini.) Thanks Chelsea for such a great recipe!!

    1. I’m glad you enjoy the recipe, Helen! I’m going to have to try out your adjustments – sometimes a soft & chewy cookie are more in line with what I’m craving!

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