Melinda Strauss - Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Hamantaschen

Melinda Strauss
Yields: 2 dozen hamantaschen


Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Dough:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Sweet Tahini Filling:

  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk or non-dairy milk

Tahini Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • Sprinkle of kosher salt

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded halva
  • Flakey sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, tahini, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to the wet mixture and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until a dough has formed. Stir in the finely chopped chocolate.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to around 1/4 inch thick and cut out circles with a cookie cutter or the top of a drinking cup. Transfer the circles to the baking sheets, roll out the remaining dough again and cut out more circles until there is no dough left.
  • Fill each circle of dough with a 1/2 tsp of the tahini filling then pinch together the corners to create the signature hamantaschen triangle shape.
  • Bake the hamantaschen for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just turning golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  • While the hamantaschen cool, make the tahini ganache by melting the chocolate and tahini together either over a double boiler or in the microwave. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to cool a bit then drizzle over the hamantaschen.
  • Enjoy your delicious Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Hamantaschen!


The first hamantaschen of the season and I went ALL IN! Inspired by the most beautiful salted chocolate chip tahini cookies making their way around the internet, I knew they needed to become a hamantaschen. I must say…this dough is glorious! I am really so proud of it! The addition of the tahini, the finely chopped chocolate. the extra kosher salt. And any dough that doesn’t need a stand mixer is okay in my eyes!
Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Hamantaschen
You could totally just serve these hamantaschen naked but the tahini ganache is so over-the-top delicious!!! And if you’re feeling extra special, you can even top them with shredded halva and flakey sea salt. I can’t even get over how much I love these hamantaschen!!
Salted Chocolate Chip Tahini Hamantaschen
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