Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12
Crisp edged, chewy middled chocolate chunk cookies made with a generous dollop of nutty tahini. Make sure to use chocolate chunks rather than chips: milk chocolate, dark or a combination of the two all work wonderfully. These cookies definitely taste best on the day of baking, but will keep a couple of days in the unlikely event you don't devour them all immediately.
  • 100g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 tbsp tahini
  • 150g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g plain white flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g chocolate chunks (I used a mixture of milk and dark)
  • sprinkle flaky sea salt (optional)
  1. In a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a wooden spoon, beat together the butter, tahini and sugar until light and fluffy, 2 - 3 mins. Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract until combined.
  2. Sift over the flour and bicarbonate of soda, then fold to combine. Fold in the chocolate, transfer your cookie dough to an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180 C/160 C fan and line two large baking trays with parchment paper. Scoop heaped tablespoons of mixture onto your prepared trays, spacing the cookies around 7 centimetres apart to allow for spreading.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp at the edges and still slightly soft in the middle. Allow to cool slightly on the trays before eating.
  5. Will keep in an airtight container for 2 - 3 days.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at https://www.thelittleloaf.com/2017/06/21/tahini-chocolate-chunk-cookies/