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Black Sesame Cookies

Black Sesame Cookies

These black sesame cookies are eye catching with a toasted and complex flavour that is slightly more savoury but very similar to the flavour of a peanut butter cookie. Moist, dense, chewy and delicious, these cookies made with black tahini are a gorgeous sweet treat or would be a great addition to a more complex plated dessert.
Course Dessert


  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 125 g brown sugar
  • 250 g black tahini
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 egg
  • 180 g pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black sesame seeds for garnish


  • Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add in the black tahini and mix.
  • Add in the vanilla and egg and mix again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything in incorporated.
  • For the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, combine 180 grams pastry flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir to combine then add into the wet mix in one addition. Mix together until combined.
  • Scoop out the dough with a spoon or cookie scoop and toss in a bowl of black sesame seeds to coat. Pat down into circular patties and bake in a preheated oven at 175C (350 F) for about 12-15 minutes.


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