THESE COOKIES ARE FUCKING GREAT!
Sesame seeds (use hulled, white sesame seeds for best results) ~ 1.25 cups
Sugar (I used turbinado) ~ 6 tbsp
Dark chocolate: 1-3oz of chocolate (depending on how chocolatey you like your cookies)
I used a 2oz bar of 66% dark chocolate
1) Preheat oven to 375 (I've cooked these as low as 350-it takes longer but tastes the same)
2) put sesame seeds and sugar in blender or food processor (I used a vitamix) and blend thoroughly until mixture is floury and starting to clump together/beginning to form a paste around the blender blades (see below for finished mixture)
3) chop chocolate into small chunks
4) shake/scrape out contents of blender into mixing bowl, add chopped chocolate, STIR til chocolate is evenly distributed then add 6tbsp of water and stir until dough forms. Dough will be sticky, do not attempt to handle it.
5) line a baking pan with parchment paper. Use two spoons to form balls of the dough and drop them onto the cookie sheet with adequate space between them. Press dough balls flat until they are 1/2 in thickness (use your hands for this step-do run them under water to prevent sticking-this dough is hella sticky).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are brown. Cookies will puff up in the oven a little bit. let them cool fully before moving them.
Chewy, tender, crisp edges, chocolatey, sweet-but not too sweet with a mild sesame flavor
ADD INS (delicious, if you can have them):
vanilla, citrus zest, cinnamon, candied ginger, cardamom, cranberries, raisins, cacoa nibs
So, yeah, I'm going to try and get out more now.