Black Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies

So this recipe has been on my “want to try” list for a long time, but I’ve never had the guts to try it because it has…wait for it…soy sauce in the recipe. That’s right. But guess what? I tried it out last night and it was absolutely delicious. You actually can’t taste the soy sauce and along with the black sesame, the chocolate chip cookies have an incredibly unique, earthy flavor. Try it out—I promise you’ll be fighting the urge to eat them all in one sitting!


What you will need

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer, mix together the butter and sugars until the mixture is creamy (about 5 minutes), then add in the egg and egg yolk and beat again for another 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and soy sauce.

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Now, add in all of the flour mixture (all at once) and beat on a low speed until everything is combined, then stir in the black sesame seeds and chocolate chips by hand, making sure everything is well mixed. Cover the mixing bowl and place in your fridge to help the dough solidify for an hour.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool and enjoy!