Chocolate Sesame Butter Cookies (and a #Giveaway!)
Soft chocolate sesame butter cookies are sandwiched around a sweet and decadent chocolate sesame buttercream filling, and dipped in dark chocolate. Indulge your deep chocolate craving with these rich and nutty cookies. (Great for those with nut allergies!)
**I was gifted a product sample of Chocolate Sesame Butter by Soom Foods. All opinions stated here are straight from my heart.**
Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for a fabulous giveaway from the Soom sisters!
Did you have a nice Mother’s Day? I did! My 7 year old woke me up promptly at 7 am to tell me it was Mother’s Day. In case I had forgotten, you know, that it’s my day to sleep in and all 😉
But it was all good because 20 minutes after that he made me coffee (all by himself!) and brought it up to me so I could drink it in bed. That kid is a keeper, I’m telling ya. Now that I know he can do that, you better believe I plan on exploiting it to the fullest.
We all had brunch together and it was so nice ( 🙂 mimosas! 🙂 ), but before we did that I just had to take advantage of the utterly spectacular weather, and the rare occasion that none of us had stains on our shirts. So I whipped out the ol’ tripod and snapped as many pics as my wiggly 5 year old could endure.
So here we are, beginning a new week, and I’m so excited to show you these fabulous cookies today, because, a) they are outrageous! and b) the star ingredient is a fabulous new product I only recently discovered.
It’s Soom chocolate sesame butter!
Have you heard about it yet? It’s naturally gluten-free, vegan, certified kosher and non-GMO. It’s made from the highest quality, Ethiopian white Humera sesame seeds. It’s way lower in sugar than most other chocolate spreads (only 7 grams of sugar, plus 4 grams of protein and 15% of your daily iron). It’s a local Philadelphia company (<–LOVE that!), started by three sisters. And it’s got a great, super nutty, deep chocolate-y flavor.
Shelby, Jackie and Amy were kind enough to send me a jar, and I just fell head over heels for the stuff. It is so good. It’s soooorta like Nutella, but less sweet (which is a plus, in my opinion). Also it’s very nutty, but not in a hazelnutty kind of way. More in a peanutty kind of way. You know how when you make a peanut dressing for noodles or whatever, you add toasted sesame oil, but it adds an even peanuttier taste? It’s like that. Sesame, all the way, but a little peanutty tasting.
There’s no peanut in it, in case I’ve totally confused you by now. In fact, there’s no nut of any kind, which is why I’m thinking it would make a great substitute for families with tree nut allergies.
I made it into cookies!
And then I sandwiched the cookies around a creamy chocolate sesame buttercream filling. And then I dipped them in dark chocolate. And then I sprinkled them with sesame seeds. Because I just. can’t. stop.
Send help. Please.
I don’t know what it is with these cookies, they just keep jumping into my mouth. Soon they will be all gone. And I will need to buy more chocolate sesame butter so’s I can make more.
- Swarthmore Co-Op (PA)
- Martindale’s Natural Market (PA)
- Weaver’s Way Co-Op (PA)
- Essene Market & Cafe (PA)
- Bunn’s Natural Foods (PA)
- Milk and Honey Market (PA)
- Big Bear Natural Foods (NJ)
- Moti’s Market (MD)
- Shalom Kosher (MD)
- Yekta (MD)
- Brookville Market (DC)
- The Mediterranean Way (DC)
Or, you can have it shipped to you from Amazon!
Or, if you are very lucky, you could win a jar! Enter with the Rafflecopter widget below:
Also, if you are into giveaways and that sort of thing, there’s just one more day left before our Hodgson Mill giveaway goes poof! Click here to enter, but make sure you enter this Soom giveaway first! Trust me, you’re going to want some of this stuff, to make cookies with 😉
PS- I’m heading to Miami (woo-hoo!) on Thursday for the BlogHer Food conference. I can’t wait! Obvs, I’m going to be busy packing, traveling, schmoozing, traveling, and unpacking for the next several days. I’ll do my best to keep up with ya, but please go easy on me if I fall behind on answering comments and stuff like that. I promise to make it up to you with one more fabulous giveaway (!) before the week’s over!
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Chocolate Sesame Butter Cookies
For the Cookies:
- 1/2 cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (94 g) Soom chocolate sesame butter
- 1 cup (220 g) light brown sugar, (loosely packed)
- 1 egg, (large)
- 1 3/4 cup (218.75 g) all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (32 g) cornstarch
- 1/4 cup (21.5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Chocolate Sesame Butter Buttercream Filling:
- 1/2 cup (94 g) Soom chocolate sesame butter
- 4 tablespoons (59.15 g) unsalted butter,, softened
- 3/4 cup (90 g) powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) dark chocolate melting wafers, (approx.)
- 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, , (approx.)
To Make the Cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the butter, chocolate sesame butter, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl, and mix on low speed until smooth.
- Add the egg, and stir until well blended.
- Add the flour, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt, and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Place some of the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and roll to a thickness of ¼ inch (I use rolling pin rings to achieve a uniform thickness).
- Cut cookies out with a 2-inch fluted circle cookie cutter, and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
To Make the Chocolate Sesame Butter Buttercream Filling:
- Combine the butter and chocolate sesame butter in a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until completely incorporated.
- Place about a tablespoon of filling on the back side of one cookie, and sandwich with another cookie.
- Melt the dark chocolate melting wafers according to the directions on the package, and dip half the cookie. Set on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle with a pinch of sesame seeds. Cool completely.
Hi Allie! I’m so glad to discover this recipe– can’t wait to try it out. 🙂 Is there any reason not to use regular chocolate baking wafers (couverture) rather than the “chocolate melting wafers”? Thanks!
Hey Dafna! I’m so glad you like this recipe- it’s an oldie but a goodie! To answer your question: none at all! You can use any kind of chocolate you like. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy!
Awesome, thank you! 🙂
I never thought of subbing tahini for nut butters – what a brilliant idea! Sesame and chocolate together would be so delicious. I just know it, even though I’ve never had the pleasure of trying one of these cookies. Obviously, though, I have to remedy that soon. By the way, these photos are exceptionally beautiful! Pinning!
Thank you so much for the pin, Nora, and for the sweet compliments! I loved the choco-sesame combo, it was a lot like a reese’s but less sweet. Thanks so much for the comment, dear!
These cookies look gorgeous Allie! I’ve never tried chocolate sesame butter but it sounds incredible! Aaw, your son is such a sweetie and what a beautiful family photo 🙂 Hope you had a great time at BH:)
Good golly, these bikkies look amazing! I have never tried sesame butter, but I think now that I must!
Honestly, those naughty cookies. Fancy keep jumping into your mouth like that!
I LOVE tahini and have brought a big ‘bucket’ of it back from Greece with me. You’ve got me thinking now that I might be able to make my own chocolate-tahini butter. And then of course I would make these cookies with it!
Gorgeous cookies Allie! With that dipped chocolate and the sprinkle of sesame seeds – they are stunning! And they sound delicious too : )
Oh I am so buying some of that sweet looking chocolate sesame butter off of Amazon. Yeeesh, those cookies look so scrumptious! It’s almost like an Oreo! I l-o-v-e that you sprinkle sesame seeds on the top. It just looks so cute!
Wow! Chocolate sesame butter looks amazing and perfect in these cookies!