Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste made from toasted sesame seeds that adds a deliciously unique taste to classic chocolate chip cookies. Equivalent in popularity only to snickerdoodles, these easy-to-make treats are in high demand in our house.
STEP ONE – Preparations
- Preheat the oven to 350°F with 2 oven racks in the middle.
- Lightly spray 2 large baking sheets with canola spray.
- Take out a stick of unsalted butter to soften.
- Get out a stand mixer and a small bowl.
- Set up 2 cooling racks.
STEP TWO – Make the Batter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons tahini
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- In the stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and tahini on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
- In the small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and sesame seeds.
- Add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir to incorporate without overmixing.
STEP THREE – Bake the Cookies
- Drop 18 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets and use your fingers to press into ½-inch thick circles.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 7 minutes.
- Switch the sheets and bake for another 7 minutes until lightly browned around the edges.
- Transfer the cookies to the cooling racks and cool for 5-10 minutes.
Recommended Serving Size: 3 cookies
Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat