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 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).
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.
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.
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!