Sesame Nougatine & Chocolate Chip Cookies

A friend of mine lent me a cookbook about cookies and brownies. Just looking at the pictures has made me gain weight. J I wanted to share the sweetness with you before I have to hand the book back over.

I’ve never made nougatine before, even though I’ve always loved eating it. I imagined it was challenging and only chefs that went through culinary school could be talented enough to make this paper-thin, nuts folded into golden caramel delicacy. Well, I was wrong. I think it is probably the easiest thing to make.

 

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I tripled the amount of nougatine and saved some in a jar. It keeps a very long time in most kitchens. In mine, the jar is sitting next to the espresso machine, so by the end of today—considering how much coffee is drunk in my household—it will be all gone.

 

makes 18 cookies

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Sesame Nougatine

60 g (¼ cup) sugar

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp slivered almonds

¼ tsp fleur de sel

 

  1. Lay a large piece of parchment paper on your kitchen counter.
  2. Heat the sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat until golden brown. Add the salt, sesame seeds, and the slivered almonds. Stir with a spatula.
  3. Pour onto one side of the parchment paper. Fold the other side over. With a rolling pin, roll the nougatine out until ¼ inch thickness.
  4. You can lift the parchment paper on top but do not touch the nougatine until it’s cooled down (approximately 5 minutes).
  5. Break into small pieces for your cookie batter.

 

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Cookie Dough

150 g butter, room temperature

110 g sugar

1 egg

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp fleur de sel

200 g all-purpose flour

100 g chocolate chips

Nougatine in chunks you’ve just made

 

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  1. Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a standmixer, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the baking powder, salt, and egg and beat on low speed until well incorporated.
  4. Pour in the flour and whisk until mixture is homogenous.
  5. Fold in the nougatine and the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until the sides of the cookies are golden brown.

 

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Comments

  1. tried and tested and delicious

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