Totally about to make all of your cookie dreams come true.
Because YES this is a cookie in bar form, which means there is absolutely no scooping or rolling or chilling or any of the other things that I absolutely hate about cookie making.
Welcome to my depraved existence, friends.
I really have become that lazy.
But look, aside from their simplicity, there is so so so much to love about these!!
Brown butter. Tahini. Chocolate chunks.
I do have to mention that these are NOT blondies, so if that’s what you’re expecting here then you will be sorely disappointed.
There are many other blondie recipes in the blog archives that are ooey gooey chewy perfection, whereas these are straight up cookies in the most unapologetic way.
They’re a bit crunchy but also a bit chewy, with the most addictive nuttiness from the brown butter/tahini combo.
We dipped ours in big ol’ glasses of cold milk and I honestly can’t think of any better way to eat them.
Okay, maybe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yeah, definitely doing that.
- 7 tbsp (100 g) unsalted butter
- 2¼ cups (280 g) all purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp flaked sea salt
- ¼ cup (75 g) tahini
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp (125 g) sugar
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp (125 g) brown sugar
- 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 9 oz (250 g) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- Heat oven to 350F (180C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan, then line with a piece of parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until it starts to brown and smell nutty. Remove from the heat immediately and pour into a heatproof bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the tahini, both sugars, and the butter. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix until combined, about 1 minute. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Pour in the chocolate and fold in by hand. Scrape the cookie dough into the prepared pan and press into an even layer.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares before serving.