Chewy Tahini Cookies

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With just a handful of ingredients, whip up these tahini cookies in no time and get ready to be amazed by their deliciousness!

These Tahini cookies are a delightful treat with a rich flavor and a soft, buttery texture that’s simply irresistible. Each cookie is infused with tahini goodness and coated in sesame seeds for a delightful crunch.

Prepare to be amazed by the wonderful flavors of these cookies! If you haven’t experienced the magic of tahini in baking yet, get ready for a delightful surprise with this tasty recipe!

So, what exactly is Tahini? It’s a creamy nut butter made from sesame seeds that brings a unique and delightful flavor to these cookies. Combined with the sweetness of sugar, a touch of vanilla extract, and maple syrup, these cookies are simply irresistible.

The sprinkling of sesame seeds on top adds an extra layer of flavor and crunch that takes these cookies to the next level! And the best part? They’re not just delicious but also good for you! Tahini is packed with protein, minerals, and healthy fats, making these treats a guilt-free indulgence.

Let’s get baking and enjoy these delightful cookies that are sure to brighten your day!

Chewy Tahini Cookies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup drippy tahini
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-3 tablespoons water

Other Ingredients

  • ¼ cup raw sesame seeds white, black, or a combination


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add the tahini to the sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until well combined.
  • If needed, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the dough is moldable.
  • Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls, flatten slightly, and press one side into sesame seeds.
  • Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until tender and golden brown.
  • Once baked, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Use an electric mixer only for steps 3 and 4 to avoid crumbly dough.
  • Overmixing may result in oily dough.
  • For softer cookies, reduce the baking time. Enjoy your delicious tahini cookies!

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