Archive for May, 2009

Black Sesame Seed Peanut Butter Cookies


These cookies taste just like peanut butter, so make sure you have some pb fans around before making them! The black sesame seeds lend themselves to a more sophisticated presentation and because they get toasted in the oven during baking they add a wonderful roasted crunch to every bite. This is definitely more “adult” than your typical peanut butter cookie.


1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer, blended with 3 Tblsp. warm water
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tblsp. coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 Tblsp. black sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350┬░F.
Beat together peanut butter and sugar with an electric mixer until combined well, about 2 minutes. Beat in blended Egg Replacer, vanilla, coconut flour, and baking soda until smooth.
Place sesame seeds in a shallow bowl. Roll level teaspoons of dough into balls, then roll in seeds to coat. Arrange balls about 1 inch apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets.
Bake cookies, switching position of sheets halfway through, until puffed and cracked, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.



Tart Cherry-Chocolate Chip Cookies


My mom made these cookies last night, using the cookie dough recipe from my White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies that I posted about two weeks ago. She substituted about 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour into the all-purpose flour that I originally used, 1 teaspoon of almond extract, and instead of white chocolate chunks and macadamia nuts, she used dark chocolate chunks (that she cut from a large bar of bittersweet chocolate) and tart dried cherries. The sweetness of the dough was cut a bit by the sourness of the cherries, which really went well with the dark chocolate, and the almond, although subtle, added a lot in overall flavor.

My mom would like to add that next time she wouldn’t use the whole wheat pastry flour, because it made the cookies a little heavier than she really wanted. She’s also interested in trying out a combination of white chocolate chips and dried cherries to see what that tastes like. I think that’s a great idea, but want to assure everyone that in this version, both the dough and the baked cookies were very tasty and hard to stop eating!


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