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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookie is rolled in sesame seeds and then dipped in dark chocolate on the opposite side! This recipe for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies is one that I'm sure you will be as obsessed about as I am!

If you love peanut butter cookies as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite peanut butter cookies like my classic Peanut Butter Cookies, Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, or my Peanut Butter Cookie Pies.

dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies
dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Soft & Chewy: This recipe for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies is soft and chewy! There's nothing better than soft and chewy peanut butter cookies and that's what this cookie is!

Peanut Butter + Chocolate: Peanut butter and chocolate is a classic combo that everyone loves. This cookie is dipped in melted dark chocolate on one whole side, which ensures there is chocolate in every single bite.

Sesame Seeds: The addition of sesame seeds in this cookie really gives it a unique and delicious flavor. I love the subtle texture the sesame seeds bring to the soft and chewy peanut butter cookie and the smooth dark chocolate. Not to mention, sesame seeds are good for you!

dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Light Brown Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Baking Soda

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Terrasoul Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Heatproof Mixing Bowl

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together. Set aside.

Step 3

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.

Add the peanut butter and eggs. Do not mix. Add the flour mixture right on top. Mix on low until combined and you have a smooth dough. Do not over mix.

Step 4

In a small bowl, add the sesame seeds. Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls, dip the tops into the sesame seeds, and place on prepared cookie sheets. 12 should fit per tray and they should be spaced at least 1-inch apart.

Step 5

Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the tops look cracked and set. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 6

In a double boiler, add the dark chocolate and melt completely. Remove from heat. 

Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate, and place back on the baking sheets. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.

dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

Baker's Tips

  • Use soft butter for these cookies. Now that is't getting warm out, you can easily soften butter naturally overnight by leaving it out on the counter at room temperature, and the next day it should be perfect for cookies. I put butter sticks on a little plate to soften overnight.
  • I use organic light brown sugar in this recipe. This is crucial for the flavor profile, as it brings a subtle darkness, so using cane sugar or dark brown sugar wouldn't give you the same flavor profile here for these magical cookies.
  • I use Simply Organic Vanilla Extract, which I find gives the best flavor to these cookies. There's so many flavors going on, so I would highly recommend sticking to a pure organic vanilla extract such as this one. Even Watkins 1868 Organic Baking Vanilla Extract is good and it has a depth of flavor, but I wouldn't recommend that one for this specific recipe as you want something more pure and subtle.
  • Always make sure to use a high quality peanut butter when baking. All peanut butter has different flavors, depending on the brand. So, make sure to find one that you like eating plain as that flavor will shine through in your baked goods! My favorite is Costco (yes!) Organic Peanut Butter – trust, this one has the absolute best flavor.
  • Same goes for dark chocolate, make sure to use high quality organic dark chocolate for baking. The chocolate flavor will provide a lot of flavor of your baked goods. My favorite organic dark chocolate, and it's amazing for melting, is from Mama Ganache.
dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

FAQ's

Can I use crunchy peanut butter?

I wouldn't in this recipe because then the cookies won't be smooth in texture.

Can I make these gluten free?

Yes, there's a simple adjustment at the bottom of the recipe for gluten free. I also link to the flour used to test this recipe.

Can I use another kind of chocolate?

Yes, feel free to dip in milk chocolate or even semi sweet if you have good semi sweet chocolate for melting.

Can I temper the chocolate?

Yes! If you want to temper the chocolate you definitely can! See my post How to Temper Chocolate for Candy Making and follow the steps there. If you don't temper the chocolate, these cookies are best stored in the fridge.

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dark chocolate peanut butter sesame cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

Mimi Council
Soft and chewy, peanut buttery, loaded with sesame seeds and dipped in dark chocolate. These cookies have all the vibes, they are on repeat in my kitchen!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 24 cookies
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Dough

Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and sea salt and whisk together.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the peanut butter and eggs. Do not mix. Add the flour mixture right on top. Mix on low until combined and you have a smooth dough. Do not over mix.
  • In a small bowl, add the sesame seeds. Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls, dip the tops into the sesame seeds, and place on prepared cookie sheets. 12 should fit per tray and they should be spaced at least 1-inch apart.
  • Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the tops look cracked and set. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • In a double boiler, add the dark chocolate and melt completely. Remove from heat.
  • Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate, and place back on the baking sheets. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Notes

Gluten Free — Replace the all purpose flour with 205 grams (heaping 1 ¼ cups) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 141IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
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