Tahini Ganache Sandwich Cookies: A Delightful Blend of Nutty Flavors

Indulge your taste buds with a unique and decadent treat—Tahini Ganache Sandwich Cookies.

This delightful recipe combines the rich, nutty flavors of tahini with a smooth and velvety dark chocolate ganache, sandwiched between perfectly baked sesame seed-studded cookies.

Follow along as I guide you through the steps to create these delectable cookies that will surely become a favorite in your repertoire.

Cookie Preparation

Ingredients:

  • 10 tbsp (141g) butter
  • 3/4 cup (168g) tahini, stirred
  • 2/3 cup (133g) sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (187g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, tahini, sugar, and salt. Beat until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and mix until a dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough into a 14-inch circle, ⅓ inch thick.
  5. Using a 2¼-inch round cutter, cut out circles and transfer them to the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between each cookie.
  6. Sprinkle the cookies with sesame seeds and bake until lightly golden, approximately 18 to 20 minutes.

Ganache Preparation:

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (21g) butter, softened

Instructions:

  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat until just under a boil. Pour over the chocolate.
  3. Gently stir to combine and emulsify the ganache without incorporating any air.
  4. Add the softened butter and stir until well combined.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the ganache chill for 24 hours to set.

Assembly:

  1. Pair up the cookies, finding the best matching pairs.
  2. Gently stir the ganache to soften and place it in a piping bag with the tip of your choice.
  3. Pipe ganache onto the bottom side of one cookie in each pair.
  4. Top with the other cookie to create a sandwich.
  5. Store the assembled cookies in the fridge until ready to enjoy.

FAQs

1. Can I Use Any Type Of Tahini For This Recipe?

Yes, you can use any brand or type of tahini for this recipe. Make sure to stir it well before measuring to ensure a consistent texture.

2. Can I Substitute The Dark Chocolate In The Ganache With Milk Chocolate?

While you can substitute milk chocolate, keep in mind that it will result in a sweeter ganache. Dark chocolate complements the nuttiness of the tahini for a balanced flavor.

3. Can I Make The Cookie Dough In Advance And Refrigerate It Overnight?

Absolutely! You can refrigerate the cookie dough for an extended period, even overnight. Just make sure to let it come to a workable temperature before rolling and cutting.

4. Do I Have To Chill The Ganache For The Full 24 Hours?

The 24-hour chilling time is recommended to allow the ganache to set properly. However, if you’re in a hurry, you can chill it for a minimum of 4-6 hours until it reaches a spreadable consistency.

5. Can I Freeze These Cookies For Later?

Yes, you can freeze the baked cookies (without ganache) for up to a month. Thaw them in the refrigerator and then assemble with ganache before serving.

6. What Can I Use If I Don’t Have A Stand Mixer For The Cookie Dough?

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer or even mix by hand. Ensure that the ingredients are well combined and the dough is smooth.

7. Can I Add Other Ingredients To The Ganache For Extra Flavor?

Certainly! You can experiment with adding a splash of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, or a flavored liqueur to the ganache for additional depth of flavor.

8. How Long Do These Cookies Stay Fresh, And How Should I Store Them?

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Bring them to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

9. Can I Use A Different Shape For The Cookies?

Absolutely! Feel free to use various cookie cutters to create different shapes and sizes, making the recipe versatile for different occasions.

10. Can I Use Toasted Sesame Seeds For Added Flavor?

Yes, toasting the sesame seeds before sprinkling them on the cookies can enhance their nutty flavor. Just be sure to let them cool before adding to the dough.

Final Words

These Tahini Ganache Sandwich Cookies, inspired by recipes from A La Mere De Famille and Tasting Table, offer a delightful combination of textures and flavors.

The nuttiness of tahini, the crunch of sesame seeds, and the velvety ganache come together to create a truly exceptional treat.

Whether shared with friends or enjoyed as a solo indulgence, these cookies are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Try this recipe and elevate your cookie game to a whole new level of decadence!

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