Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

Chocolate and sesame. They’re a match made in culinary heaven, which affirms that these vegan peanut butter sesame cookies taste just like heaven. Crumbly, light, decadent, and the perfect combination of savoury-sweet.

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

Two months of living la dolce vita every summer in Italy makes it easy to adapt the traditional Italian way of life. And no Italian life is complete without gelato.

A few years ago I discovered a new flavour called ‘apriti sesamo’ in a local gelateria. It literally translates to ‘open sesame’ and the name fits because the combination of decadent chocolate and savoury sesame seeds literally explodes in your mouth.

Sesame and chocolate is a culinary power couple to be reckoned with. Long story short, after my gelato experience on that hot sunny day, I was hooked. I have searched and searched for that gelato flavour here at come, but to no avail. The closest thing I’ve found is sesame-flavoured chocolate (which is delicious, by the way).

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

The second best thing next to gelato are sweets, so I have brought the flavours of my favourite gelato to my kitchen by incorporating them into a decadent, savoury-sweet, rich cookie.

These vegan peanut butter sesame cookies are exquisite. Delicate in flavour, even though they are packed with rich ingredients. In fact, everything about them is subtle-especially the sweetness and the sesame flavour.

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

If you like a super-sweet cookie these may not be for you however, I implore you to try these. If anything, you can substitute the brown rice syrup for regular sugar to kick the sweetness up a notch. But one cannot go on life without knowing how delicious the combination of these flavours are.

Come on, if the Italians can combine these two ingredients in a delicious traditional gelato, then it must be exceptional!
Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

2016-10-04
: 16
: 3 min
: 12 min

Chocolate and sesame. They’re a match made in culinary heaven, which affirms that these vegan peanut butter sesame cookies taste just like heaven. Crumbly, light, decadent, and the perfect combination of savoury-sweet. Two months of living la dolce vita every summer in Italy makes it easy to adapt the traditional Italian way of life. And no Italian life …

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Ingredients
    1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs. baking powder
  • 2 tbs. sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tbs. pure vanilla
  • 2 chia eggs (2 tbs. chia seeds soaked in 6 tbs. lukewarm water)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Dollop about one tablespoon of the cookie batter onto the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Flatten lightly with the back of the spoon to ensure even cooking. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on parchment paper or a cookie rack.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Vegan Peanut Butter Sesame Cookies

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