Tahini salted chocolate chip cookies, the best cookies you will ever taste

Tahini salted chocolate chip cookies, the best cookies you will ever taste

As soon as I made the first batch of these tahini salted chocolate chip cookies they were gone. I was hungry, I wanted a cookie, I went to the biscuit tin, it was empty. Nothing but a tell-tale trail of crumbs. These tahini salted chocolate chip cookies are insanely good, insanely moreish, insanely addictive. These chocolate chip cookies are soft, buttery, chewy and rammed full of chocolate. Tahini salted chocolate chips cookies don’t just want to be made, they demand to be made.

I am David Lebovitz devotee

I have to thank David Lebovitz for this recipe.

David isn’t hugely well known in the UK, but he’s a big deal in the US and in France where he now lives. As a David Lebovitz devotee, I slavishly follow his blog, salivating over his recipes, which I make and they work.

I first discovered David Lebovitz when we first brought our kids to Paris. I was scouring the internet for things to do with children in Paris. My googling led me to David’s brilliant blog post on activities for kids in Paris. I lurked around gobbling up his foodie blog posts. I was and I still am hooked.

If you are in search of a  good French cookbook, with easy to make recipes, I can I can highly recommend My Paris Kitchen.

Tahini salted chocolate chip cookies

I have adapted this David Lebovitz’s recipe, and he in turn has adapted his recipe from the original which can be found in Modern Israeli Cooking by Danielle Oron.

Whether you use my recipe, David’s or Danielle’s I can guarantee you will love these cookies, and they won’t last more than a day.

So sneak yourself a secret stache and hide them well!

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Tahini salted chocolate chip cookies (the best cookies ever!)

  • Author: Tooting Mama
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Total Time: -25750974.316667 minute
  • Category: Tea Time Treat
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


  • 120 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 100 ml tahini
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 1 egg yolk (large)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt (flaked)
  • 100 g dark chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 200 g milk chocolate (broken into pieces)


  1. Cream the butter, soft brown sugar and tahini in a large mixing bowl. I only have a handheld food mixer, and this was sufficient.
  2. Add the egg and egg yolk and vanilla extract to the biscuit mix. Continue creaming the mixture until all the egg has been fully incorporated.
  3. In another bowl, measure out the flour before adding the baking powder and sea salt. Pour all the dry ingredients into the cookie dough mixture and mix.

    You will end up with a thick, butterscotch coloured cookie dough.

  4. Break the chocolate into small pieces and fold into the cookie dough.
  5. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge overnight.
  6. The next day. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees.
  7. Cover two baking trays with baking parchment.
  8. Make the cookies by shaping the cookie dough into 3cm balls.

    Place each biscuit dough ball on the parchment covered baking tray at least 5cms apart. (These cookies will spread).

  9. Place one baking tray at a time on the middle shelf of the oven.

    Bake for between 10 minutes for smaller cookies, to 15 minutes for larger cookies.

  10. Take out of the oven when the cookies are lightly toasted, turning a beautiful golden brown at the edges.

    Leave the cookies to cool and harden before transferring to your biscuit tin.

  11. These cookies will last for up to three days in an airtight container.

    But I have a feeling they won’t last that long!


  • This recipe made around 20 cookies.
  • I’ve used soft brown sugar rather than a combination of soft brown sugar, and granulated sugar
  • My kids aren’t overly keen on dark chocolate, which is why I have used a combination of milk and dark chocolate
  • If the cookie dough mix has hardened after the overnight refrigeration, leave the bowl with the cookie dough mix to stand at room temperature. The cookie dough will start to soften and will be easier to shape into cookie dough balls.
  • After you take the baking tray with the baked cookies out of the oven, they will very soft and liable to break. Leave the cookies to cool. They will harden and you will be able to transfer them to a cookie tin.
  • Or, just eat them.
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  1. May 4, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Yum! Those sound absolutely wonderful. I love your tag line as well, “feed your soul”. That’s exactly what great food made with love does

    • Tooting Mama
      May 8, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Thank you! I am sure they would work perfectly well with a dairy-free alternative.

  2. May 3, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    These cookies look divine! I’ve never made this kind of cookies before so I’m definitely going to try them. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Tooting Mama
      May 3, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Fab – I’ll love to hear how they were!

    • Tooting Mama
      May 3, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Tell them to hurry up! Get a move on there are cookies to bake! X

  3. May 3, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Oh my these look so yummy!! My daughter always asks me to bake and to be honest I am not very good at it! Hopefully I’ll be able to master this recipe! #sharingtheboglove

    • Tooting Mama
      May 3, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      It’s actually very easy, and I think leaving the cookies overnight makes all the difference. Enjoy! X

  4. May 3, 2018 / 5:47 am

    Oh these look delicious and quick and easy to make and have made me hungry. Perhaps not the best breakfast though #sharingthebloglove

  5. May 1, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    I should not have read this post while hungry! Now I need some cookies! These sound tasty!

    • Tooting Mama
      May 2, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      He he he! You have to make them now!

  6. May 1, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I so need to make these, they look and sound amazing

    • Tooting Mama
      May 1, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Do. They are amazing! Pure joy in a cookie!

    • Tooting Mama
      May 1, 2018 / 8:28 am

      You know you might think eww weird! But no, awesome!!! Try it it is fantastic!

  7. April 30, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Ohh this sounds like a great cookie mix, I’ll definitely have to try these out as I love making cookies x

  8. April 30, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    These sound wonderful – the tahini is a really interesting twist that I think would work well. I bet they disappeared well before the three days were up! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  9. April 30, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Oh mu goodness these look amazing! We love a chocolate chip cookie in our house and we love to bake. These have jumped to the top of the list to bake next. I know they won’t last long. Thank you for joining us at #SharingTheBlogLove

  10. April 29, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    Ooh these look and sound so tasty – I love the unusual flavour combination. Will have to give these a try!

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Please do the combination is divine. x

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      If you’ve eaten hummus them you would have eaten tahini, but do check it out – amazing stuff!

  11. April 29, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Oh wow these sound delicious! I haven’t heard of these before but love anything salted and sweet, yum!

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      I adore that salt and sweet combination, salted caramel – I’m won over! And these biscuits are truly divine!

  12. April 29, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Omg, they look incredible! I’m so dying for a chocolate chip cookie right now 🙂 I might give these a try at some stage although I’d have to adapt a wee bit for my girl who has food allergies.

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Think chocolate chip cookies, but oh so much better!

  13. April 28, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Oh my those look heavenly , i was stuck as to what to bake on sunday – and i will give these a go x thank you xx

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Yes do – they are fab, I hope you will as hooked as I am!

    • Tooting Mama
      April 29, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Oooh I can guarantee these will be gone in a day! They are superb!

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