Chocolate-chip cookies are a perennial favorite treat. If you’re ready to try a departure from the run-of-the-mill recipe, our Tayim chef has just the thing: a cookie enhanced by delicious, nutritious tahini made from ground sesame seeds.

Click on the video to watch how they’re made. The recipe is below.

Executive Producer – Jonathan Baruch

Producer / Director – Haim Silberstein

Chef – Jessica Halfin

Camera – Ari Amit 

Tahini Chocolate Chip Sesame Cookies

Place 1 cup of butter, cut into cubes, into the mixer

Add 1 cup of sugar and start creaming

Add ¾ cup raw tahini paste, 1 tablespoon vanilla, a few drops of almond extract

Gradually add 3 cups all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt, a pinch of baking powder

Fold in 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Scoop into tablespoon sized balls and roll in ½ cup of sesame seeds

Bake on a lined cookie sheet for 12 minutes at 350°F / 180°C

Perfect with Turkish coffee