Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookies

tahini caramel chunk cookies

These Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookies are the result of a gift from the in-laws which arrived in the mail last week in the form of chocolate, a block of salted caramel chocolate and once opening the pantry and seeing the tahini staring back, it was the perfect time to give a baked good with tahini a go and what a good decision that turned out to be because here we are with a batch of these. These are super chewy which is likely caused by the amount of tahini therein which brings the sweetness of chunky pieces of caramel chocolate down.

Tahini has been around for centuries in the Middle East, but has found it’s way into more Western regions thanks to how readily available sesame seeds are and the introduction of Middle Eastern foods being consumed in more countries (one of the most wonderful things about refugees, migration etc) though sesame seeds are a bit bitter, their flavor mellows considerably when they are toasted and ground into this smooth butter. 

tahini cookies

tahini caramel cookies

In a usual year I’m sure most people would stay away from cookies at this time of year in an effect to be healthier and I wouldn’t even consider positing a Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookie recipe in January, however, here we are, staring down the barrel of an indefinite lockdown crisis, attempted coups led by a President and a seemingly endless list of other events that mean it’s actually cookie time if not for anything else, for our mental health.

It’s never been more important with the current state of things to find balance whilst being stuck indoors and seeing mania of what’s happening outside our doors. Taking a moment away from everything to just breathe. To take time for a moment of joy, whether it’s listening to a favorite song, dancing or rewatching an old movie.

These chewy cookies are like a comfort to remind us the world we’re seeing, the one we’re experiencing isn’t completely as overwhelmingly awful as it has felt so much in the past year. It’s a reminder of the fact we can be healed with simple things like a meal.

Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookies Notes

If you haven’t heard of tahini, it is toasted sesame seeds blended similar to peanut butter either as is or with a little neutral oil and is used as a spread, in sauces and is also great in baking, particularly for those who are allergic to nuts as these is a great substitute, though it is not as thick as peanut or almond butter.

Plain chocolate chips would sub perfectly in these if you don’t have caramel chocolate on hand.

A great addition to these would be a sprinkle of sea salt on the top just before you pop into the oven.

If you don’t love the overly soft chewy texture of these once they have cooled, you could add an additional two tablespoons of flour and this would firm them up.

Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookies
Recipe by Roamingtaste
Makes 9 large cookies

Ingredients:
100 grams/3.5 ounces butter, unsalted and room temperature
1/2 cup tahini
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
120 grams/4.2 ounces caramel chocolate, roughly cut

Directions:
Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.

Add the egg and continue to beat until well combined, beating for a further minute.

Add in the tahini and beat until combined.

Sift the flour and baking soda into the dough, add in the salt, beat on low until just combined.

Add the caramel chocolate chunks and stir through.

Scoop pieces of dough onto your baking tray and refrigerate for a minimum 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and place the cookie dough evenly spread out onto a baking tray.

Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes until browned on the edges and golden on top.

Remove and allow to set on the baking tray for a few minutes and then remove and place onto a cooling tray to allow to cool fully.

Serve with a glass of milk.

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Tahini Caramel Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Sylvie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 9 large cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies

Description

Chewy tahini caramel chocolate cookies will satisfy anyone who loves the chewy goodness of a chocolate cookie, with pieces of soft caramel enveloped therein.


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Ingredients

100 grams/3.5 ounces butter, unsalted and room temperature
1/2 cup tahini
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
120 grams/4.2 ounces caramel chocolate, roughly cut


Instructions

  • Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and continue to beat until well combined, beating for a further minute.
  • Add in the tahini and beat until combined.
  • Sift the flour and baking soda into the dough, add in the salt, beat on low until just combined.
  • Add the caramel chocolate chunks and stir through.
  • Scoop pieces of dough onto your baking tray and refrigerate for a minimum 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and place the cookie dough evenly spread out onto a baking tray.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 14 minutes until browned on the edges and golden on top.
  • Remove and allow to set on the baking tray for a few minutes and then remove and place onto a cooling tray to allow to cool fully.
  • Serve with a glass of milk.

Notes

Recipe by Roamingtaste

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