Mini Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 8 dozen small or 4 dozen larger cookies

Slightly crunchy and wildly addictive, this sesame-studded take on traditional chocolate chip cookies is nutty and rich. Make larger or smaller cookies to suit your needs.

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini baking chips
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted and cooled
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In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter and tahini with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add egg and vanilla and beat again until combined. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, and then add to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Stir in baking chips and sesame seeds and shape dough into 4 12-inch-long logs, wrapping them individually in wax paper and twisting the ends. Chill until firm, 4 hours or overnight. (To help maintain their shape, arrange the dough logs in a 9x13-inch dish to chill.)

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Slice each log of dough into 12 (for bigger cookies) or 24 (for smaller cookies) coins, arrange on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart and bake until golden brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes for smaller cookies, 10 to 12 minutes for larger cookies. Let cool and then serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 larger cookie or 2 smaller cookies, 80 calories (35 from fat), 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 1g protein
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