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Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These sesame chocolate chip cookies are so deliciously savory and sweet. This recipe utilizes toasted sesame seed oil and sesame seeds for lovely texture and flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, sesame cookies, sesame seed oil
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 130kcal
Cost: $9


  • 1 baking sheet


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cups light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • Maldon or flaky salt for topping
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chunks or chips


  • To a large bowl, add the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar and sesame oil. Mix until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Pour in the vanilla extract and give it a mix.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sesame seeds and black sesame seeds. Mix the dough just until no flour speckles appear. Add the chocolate chunks or chips and mix once more. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and transfer to the fridge to chill for an hour or up to 2 days.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough. If it’s super chilled, you may need to push some dough into the scoop so it’s nice and compact and then release the lever. I like to add all the balls of cookie dough to a sheet of parchment versus scooping dough, as I bake.
  • Transfer 6 to 7 balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 4-inches apart because these do spread. Place in the oven and bake for about 7 to 8 minutes. If the dough is super cold, it may need up to 10 minutes to bake. They should be light to medium golden brown. Sprinkle with a few pinches of salt upon exiting the oven. Repeat until you’ve baked all the cookies.
  • To freeze, add the cookie dough balls to a baking sheet and stick in the freezer until very cold, about 20 minutes and then transfer to a freezer-safe plastic bag. Bake from frozen at 300 degrees F.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg