These 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
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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Sunday, July 20, 2008