Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sesame Cookies

Sesame CookiesThese cookies were a happy accident actually. I have this standard peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe and I wanted to branch out and try something new. I had a jar of almond butter in the fridge and thought it ought to make a nice substitution but instead accidentally grabbed my jar of tahini paste instead. Oops!

I discovered the error before they went into the oven so I thought I'd go double or nothing by pressing the cookies into some roasted sesame seeds before I baked them and you know what? They were darn tasty!

The cookies were still nice and sweet but they also had the nutty sesame flavor that goes really well with the chocolate--not bad at all.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup tahini paste
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Cream the sugars, butter, shortening and tahini paste then add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flour, soda and salt and mix until the dough sticks together Then add the chocolate chips, mixing until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and flatten it slightly. Dip it into the toasted sesame seeds and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned.

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18 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

This is a little hard for me to imagine. Dare I try them?

Tiff said...

I love happy accidents. I may have to try this!

Jennifer said...

I've had an unopened jar of tahini in my pantry for so long and now I have something to use it with! thanks.

MommyK said...

Here's a tip--buy sesame seeds in the Asian section at the grocery store. They are five times cheaper than buying a tiny package in the spice section. Especially if you need 4 tablespoons!

Janet said...

Oh, I'm trying this. We always have tahini because I make a darned tasty hummus myself, but tahini cookies are definitely something to check out! We buy sesame seeds and such at the bulk coop store in Lexington.

bestfamily said...

Sounds interesting. Have to try it!

Tina said...

Those look SO GOOD. I am now going to go to my kitchen and eat pepperidge farm cookies wishing they were homemade.

april said...

Sounds delicious. :)

SarahHub said...

You are so brave! I would have chucked the whole thing, and missed out on a wonderful discovery!

Christie O. said...

oooh! some of the best recipes start out as mistakes, don't they? this sounds yummy!

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Love seseme, love cookies. This has got to be a winner

Phyllis Sommer said...

yum. i like sesame cookies.

Organizing Mommy said...

It's too hot to cook here, but it sounds like you made a nice recipe.

Anonymous said...

It dose not seem like an accident. How did you find this recipe?
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Helene said...

My 1st time visiting your blog and I like it already. I'll be back for more. Have a good day.

PJ said...

I love it when a mistakes births a new recipe!! Or when I just dump everything in the fridge in order to make some linguini stretch far enough to feed the unexpected guests that arrived (Last Thurs). Such fun!!!

crazy working mom said...

Got any left?! I'll be right over if ya do! ;)

ames said...

Ooh, a *very* happy accident! I love tahini, I'll definitely have to try these. I have a jar of my dad's pistachio butter, do you think that'd be too much?