Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tahini

a beloved recipe with a clever, healthy twist
Chocolate Chips Cookies with Tahini

Jennifer Kalynuik /

Ingredients for the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup tahini 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tahini Batter


1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. In a large bowl, beat tahini, maple syrup and vanilla until creamy.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.

4. Stir in chocolate chips. 

5. Drop dough by 2 tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Using your hands, flatten and shape cookies because they will not spread like traditional cookies. Note: If the dough is too sticky wet your hands with a touch of water.

6. Bake at 350F (175C) for 12-14 minutes or just until golden. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes 12 cookies


All-purpose flour can be subbed with whole wheat flour.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tahini

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