Tuesday, June 5, 2018

TWD - Cocoa-Tahini Cookies with Sesame Crunch



It is now June, and in Oz, it is the start of winter.  "Up north", it is still warm, but the southern states where I am are really feeling the chill. This makes for good baking weather.

Our first Tuesday with Dorie recipe for the month of June is Cocoa-Tahini Cookies with Sesame Crunch.  These are rather delicious cookies flavoured by crushed caramelised sesame seeds, cocoa, dark chocolate and tahini.

Despite  these cookies being easy enough to make and extraordinarily good, I did find making the sesame crunch a bit of a faff, and it went everywhere when I was chopping it up for the biscuits.  I think the sesame wafers that you buy would be a good substitute.

To see what the other Dorie bakers made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website

8 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

These sound like really interesting flavours together. I'd definitely be tempted to buy the sesame crunch though! I like making cookies because they're simpler than cake.

Johanna GGG said...

These look really delicious - I have tried a few chocolate sesame biscuits and always loved the combination. But I can see why the crunch might be a bit too much

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said...

My crunch did not crunch and it was definitely a faff - I will make these again but use the sesame crisp wafer things too!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

the weather is about to get hot here, and i’m not really looking forward to it (except for the yummy summer produce)! these cookies sound really good to me. i’ll be on the lookout for shop-bought sesame candy myself. :)

Diane Zwang said...

Faff? I will have to look that one up. I am glad you liked the flavor.

Liz Berg said...

I love the sesame crunch addition, but I'm almost positive Bill would prefer his without :) Maybe a batch for my girlfriends is in order!

sherry said...

yum these sound very tasty. those flavours sound good together! cheers sherry

Kari said...

Thanks for reminding me of the excellent chocolate tahini combination! I haven't mixed them for ages but these cookies sound delicious and have inspired me to recreate the mix.