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White Chocolate and Black Sesame Cookies

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White Chocolate and Black Sesame Cookies

"These are cookies of contrast—the earthy, bitter black sesame seeds are brought together with creamy, sweet white chocolate, creating a beautiful blend of taste and texture that we find irresistible."

- Reprinted with permission from "Rising Hope: Recipes and Stories from Luminary Bakery," Harper Design (September, 2020)


These cookies also bake perfectly, if not better, from frozen. This allows you to make a large batch in advance and bake them as and when you need (or bake a single cookie on one of those days, when an oven-warm cookie is the only cure). We recommend rolling them into balls and freezing in an airtight container for up to 3 months. When required, preheat the oven, pop them on a lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.


  • ounces unsalted butter

  • ounces superfine sugar


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    Melt the butter in the microwave (or in a small pan over low heat) until liquid but not hot and spitting.

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