Tahini Chocolate Cookies

These delicious cookies come from the boy who bakes, as I love his recipes and inspiration. I changed a few elements in the making, such as swapping rye flour out for buckwheat and using jaggery instead of sugar, and a little less chocolate.

Makes 20 or so.


125g Twajenga buckwheat flour
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
100g Brown’s unsalted butter, room temperature
75g Achva tahini
150g Fairleigh’s jaggery brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 tsp Epicurious Hedgehog vanilla extract
200g Absolute chocolate (65-75% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
Twajenga sesame seeds, to coat



To make the cookie dough place the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and mix together to combine, set aside.

Place the butter, tahini and sugar into a large bowl and using an electric mixer beat together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg, yolk and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined, then add the chocolate and mix until evenly distributed. Scoop the dough into a bowl, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for about 1 hour until firm. I often make these in the evening and bake off the dough the next day.

Scoop the cookie dough into pieces about 60g in size. Roll into balls and then coat in sesame seeds, you’re not looking to completely cover the cookie just a nice even coating over all the cookie.

Place onto parchment lined baking trays, a couple of inches apart, and then bake in an oven preheated to 190C (170C fan) for about 10-11 minutes. This temperature is a little higher than normal to help set the cookies earlier so they don’t spread as much. After they’ve been in the oven for about 7 minutes remove the trays from the oven and give them a firm tap on the surface before placing back in the oven for the remaining time until browned around the edges. Allow the cookie to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies will keep in a sealed container for about 3-4 days.



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Vanilla Extract – 100ml

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