Wednesday, June 15, 2011

whole wheat chocolate chip cocoa tahini cookies

i made these cookies for the first time for my students and they were quite a hit! they didn't leave a crumble...after some days time we were about to have a goodbye party in the private foreign language school i teach and i was asked to make them again. again, everyone was asking me for the recipe, so i thought i should post it here. there you go:

milk and cookies

for about 50 chunky cookies

500 gr whole wheat flour
300 gr unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup slivered almonds (optional)
150 gr milk chocolate
150 gr dark chocolate
200 gr cocoa tahini
3-4 tbsp cocoa powder

preheat oven to 170  C

chop chocolate into chunks.
cream together butter and sugar.
add cocoa tahini.
add baking soda, salt, half the flour and mix well.
add eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla.
add the rest of the flour.
you may need to add some extra flour so the dough is either too sticky nor too hard.
stir in the chocolate chunks.
make balls with your hands and then flatten them a little and put them in a greased flat pan, trying to space them out well because they spread a little while baking.
bake for about 20 minutes.


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