Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini adds a slight nuttiness to these cookies while allowing you to cut back a little on the butter.

And there’s another added health boost: Whole wheat flour. It too lends a nutty flavor.

Plus, there’s walnuts, and chocolate chunks, too. And don’t worry. There are plenty of both, making it hard to ever guess these cookies are “healthy”.

Tahini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Makes about 20 cookies


  • -1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • -1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • -1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • -1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • -1/4 tsp. salt
  • -1/4 cup sesame tahini
  • -4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • -2/3 cup brown sugar
  • -3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • -1 egg
  • -1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • -1 scant cup dark chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat oven 350F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In medium-large bowl, mix oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another large bowl, mix butter and tahini. Add sugar, vanilla and egg and beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in flour. Add chocolate and walnuts.
  4. Drop by the spoonful onto prepared baking sheet. Bake, in batches, for 8 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown and tops are still soft. Use spatula to transfer to cooling rack. These will set as cooled.

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    The Candid RD
    March 31, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I swear I made this exact recipe the other day, minus the tahini. I think I would have preferred this one. I am always looking for non-hummus tahini recipes!

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    March 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

    What an awesome offer :D. This sounds awesome, the tahini is an inspired addition – great stuff!

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    Nicole, RD
    March 31, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I love all the creative ways to use tahini…these will be made!

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    Lynn Yap
    April 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Lovely cookies! Will try them out soon, thank you!

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    April 3, 2012 at 2:21 am

    I can only imagine the taste of this, must be so good. Will have to give this a shot

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    Ragamuffin Diaries
    April 11, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    delicious! I love the flavor of tahini… Have fun with the guitar! 🙂

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    October 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Yay! Thanks for this recipe, I can finally finish up this jar of tahini…

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      October 22, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      Great recipe to do that with. This is one of my favorites!

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