Peanut Butter, Sesame Paste and Raisin Cookies | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

Those peanut butter cookies are crisp and slightly crumbly, and have an fantastic peanut butter taste. Feel free to replace rolled spelt flakes and spelt flour with oats and wheat flour. The recipe has been adapted from Delicious Magazine.

  • 100 g Butter, softened
  • 180 g Crunchy peanut butter
  • 80 g Sesame paste
  • 150 g Light soft brown sugar
  • 1 Large free-range egg
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • 125 g Rolled spelt flakes
  • 80 g Raisins
  • 125 g Spelt flour #630
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F. Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Beat the softened butter, peanut butter and sesame paste in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Add the sugar and beat again until well mixed.
  2. Add in egg and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture. Beat again with the wooden spoon. Add the rolled spelt flakes and raisins to the mixture, sift over the flour and baking soda and mix well.
  3. Put large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the trays, spacing slightly apart, and bake for 20 minutes until light golden. Remove from the oven. Leave to firm up on their trays for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Sissi 25/8/11 11:34

As someone who isn't a fan of peanut butter in sweets, I must say I would love to taste your cookies! They look fantastic.

AK 25/8/11 11:53

These cookies look delicious!

Three-Cookies 25/8/11 12:01

Looks and sounds absolutely delicious, and the texture sounds fantastic. I have made sesame cookies but never tried tahini.

Veronica's Kitchen 25/8/11 12:02

Love cookies with raisin, I couldn't stop eating them!

FOODESSA 25/8/11 12:24

Although it's been a while...I always appreciate my visits with you Angie.
Great visual capture with the scrumptious cookie recipe. Thanks for the continued inspiration.
Now, I'll be checking around to see what else I've missed from your incredibly busy kitchen ;)

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

Foodycat 25/8/11 12:40

Those look exactly like my sort of treat! I will definitely try those, thanks!

tartedujour 25/8/11 12:58

I love peanut butter cookies and these look amazing!! My kids will love them!

Joanne 25/8/11 13:17

I love that these have two of my favorite nut butters in ONE cookie!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/8/11 13:36

Wow, those cookies must taste awesome! They contain two of my favorite pastes.



Anncoo 25/8/11 14:17

These cookies look so delicious and I think I'm going to make some cookies too.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 25/8/11 14:22

Lovely pictures and your cookie sound yummy!

yummylittlecooks 25/8/11 14:41

These cookies looks so delicious,will try this recipe :)Thanks for sharing.

Val 25/8/11 14:49

What a great mix of ingredients. The idea of doing a mix of peanut butter and sesamee paste is brilliant and the reliance on alternative flour has me very interested!

aipi 25/8/11 15:01

Nice little treats n your presentation is awesome!

Min 25/8/11 15:11

Lovely cookies! I think my sister will love this because it's made with peanut butter, her favourite!

Priyanka 25/8/11 15:12

Delicious looking cookie :)

Victor 25/8/11 15:28

Just looking at the title makes me want to have more than one!

Claudia 25/8/11 15:43

I love them all rustic and bumpy - imagining the flavor when I bite into it. Have yet to bake with spelt and now I am wondering - what am I waiting for?

Belinda @zomppa 25/8/11 15:56

Those cookies are amazing - I love that drawer set.

Nitha 25/8/11 16:18

Interesting recipe..

Eva 25/8/11 16:28

A very nice twist on the original peanut butter cookie.

briarrose 25/8/11 16:49

Great spin for peanut butter cookies. The sesame flavor adds a wonderful touch.

Beloved Green 25/8/11 16:56

I would have never thought of sesame paste. Looks great!

Cheah 25/8/11 16:58

I just can't help drooling over the cookies and simply love those pictures!

Happy Cook / Finla 25/8/11 18:07

I am in love with the first pic looks beautiful and ofcourse delicious too.

Sweet And Crumby 25/8/11 18:11

What beautifully rustic and delicious looking cookies. This recipe is so unique and wonderful sounding.

Tina (PinayInTexas) 25/8/11 19:55

Gorgeous cookies! What a great combination of flavors!

Beth 25/8/11 20:15

I'm feeling a lot of love for raisins these day, and these would just be perfect!

Gloria 25/8/11 20:33

absolutely nice cookies!!! gloria

Priya 25/8/11 20:34

Scrumptious and flavourful cookies..

Kumi 25/8/11 20:37

Raisins are not my favorite, but you make is look&sound so good that I'm willing to try this one! Lovely presentation as usual. :-)

kankana 25/8/11 22:17

I never used sesame paste in cookies but they sure do look fantastic!

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 25/8/11 22:19

OH MY GOOOODNESS!! I've been looking for something to do with my huge jar of sesame paste that I only use sporadically for hummus. Those cookies look beyyyyyyond delicious. Thanks!!!

Kelly 25/8/11 23:09

Delicious looking cookies and I love that you used spelt flour. Your photos are wonderful too.

Ananda Rajashekar 25/8/11 23:15

wow that is a very new and rare combo i ahve heard but looks wonderful!!

Anonymous 25/8/11 23:26

Ooo sesame paste, interesting. These cookies look so tasty! :) Hope you're having a great day. xx

Robyn 25/8/11 23:52

Yum! I've never made cookies with sesame paste, but it sounds good!

Anne@frommysweetheart 26/8/11 01:13

Angie...these cookies look so wonderful! I've never worked with sesame paste but I imagine it lends great flavor! And your pictures are just stunning!
: )

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/8/11 01:21

These look delicious, Angie! With all of those wonderful healthy ingredients a good indulgence too. I love those storage drawers in your photos.

Maris (In Good Taste) 26/8/11 01:24

They look delicious and the photos are wonderful!

Lisa H. 26/8/11 02:14

These are gorgeous... I'll choose yours over Famous Amos anytime :D
great with a cuppa

OohLookBel 26/8/11 02:45

I love the crumbly texture of peanut butter cookies. Adding sesame paste would make them even better!

Velva 26/8/11 03:40

I could dig these cookies! the photo styling of the cookies is very nice too.


Rosita Vargas 26/8/11 04:58

Absolutely amazing and delicious crunchy ,hugs.

createwithmom 26/8/11 05:36

delicious yummy looking fabulous cookies

Anonymous 26/8/11 06:22

These look incredible! Your photos - as always - are incredible! Thanks for the spelt substitution....I have wheat flour in the house all the time!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 26/8/11 06:23

School is about to begin and that usually coincides with my cookie cravings. These are soooo craveable- is that a word? I have everything but the rolled spelt, which I've had a hard time finding here. Oatmeal will have to do. Thanks for this wonderful variation of one of my favorite cookies! :)

Sharmilee! :) 26/8/11 07:12

Such a nice yummy combination in your cookie..I luved the clicks...Looks classic

tigerfish 26/8/11 07:13

I absolutely love the cookie drawers. So cute! They made the cookies more irresistible.

Anonymous 26/8/11 09:33

What a great combination of flavours - peanut butter, sesame and raisins and as always beautifully photographed.
Have a happy weekend.
:-) Mandy

Yummy Bakes 26/8/11 09:53

These cookies look so scrumptious. Looking at the photos make me drool ...

Von 26/8/11 10:12

This flavour combination sounds delicious!! I love peanut butter cookies but I love the sound of sesame paste and rasins with it as well :)

Anonymous 26/8/11 11:45

I want to steal all your lovely wooden kitchenware... what beautiful pictures! my daughter is a fan of raisins and peanut butter so I will try these soon.

Meatloaf Recipe 26/8/11 13:37

What a Delicious looking! It's make me hungry! I can't wait to eat this :) thanks a lot for sharing.

lena 26/8/11 14:16

peanut butter cookies!! oh, my knees are getting weak!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 26/8/11 14:17

Oh Angie I love your blog! You are a food artist. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks so much for visiting me - I am so glad I found you too! Have a great weekend. Can't wait to see what you cook up next. Thanks, Tricia

kitchen flavours 26/8/11 14:52

Delightful cookies! Perfect for an anytime snack!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 26/8/11 16:26

Such delicious looking cookies! The spelt flour must give the cookies a very tender bite. Love your setting!

Holly 26/8/11 17:13

Wonderful looking cookies! YUM!

Karen 26/8/11 18:18

Oh, those are yummy looking treats! They sound perfect with a cup of tea. Love the beautiful pictures!

Treat and Trick 26/8/11 19:52

Tempting clicks and absolutely delicious!

Heavenly Housewife 26/8/11 20:28

Peanut butter cookies are some of my favourites. They always make me think of my dad because we would eat them together. I love it that you used sesame paste. It is a wonderful but underused ingredient.
Have a wonderful weekend daaaahling!
*kisses* HH

Tres Delicious 26/8/11 20:44

peanut butter is my favourite, love your post, nice pics

Richa 26/8/11 21:35

the cookies look fabulous! and Sesame paste!..lovely pictures too!

Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

Pacheco Patty 26/8/11 23:18

More spelt cookies, love this recipe and they look so good! Have to try the sesame paste;-)

Lora 27/8/11 03:42

What a unique combination of flavors for a cookie. Very special.

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds 27/8/11 03:49

Angie-Your peanut butter cookies has even more intensive nutty flavor with the incredible sesame paste! Love the crunchy texture and flavor and of course the raisins. These are certainly a unique and "kicked up a notch" cookies that can only come from the one and only YOU!
Hugs, ...and thank for your sweet caring and concern for me.xoxo

My Little Space 27/8/11 09:31

As always you're a super baker, Angie! I do wish to be able to taste all your baked goods some day. Have a great day & enjoy!

Jeannie 27/8/11 18:51

I really like the way you make all your cookies, so rustic looking and simple too! This one looks as good as the rest!

Nithu 27/8/11 19:01

That's an interesting combo in a cookie. Looks yummy.

Peggy 27/8/11 21:13

Love the sesame paste added into these cookies! They sound absolutely delicious =)

Junia 27/8/11 22:42

peanut butter and sesame paste (tahini, right?) are so flavorful! i love nut/seed butters in my baked goods :)

OysterCulture 28/8/11 03:48

I love the thought of adding sesame paste, what wonderful sounding recipe and I am not even a big peanut butter cookie fan!

Anonymous 28/8/11 05:17

These cookies must have a terrific texture and taste, nice!

Ah Tze 28/8/11 11:11

Peanut butter is always welcome by big boy at my home. these cookies is going to cheer up my day too :)

Barefeet In The Kitchen 28/8/11 16:04

Those are gorgeous cookiss, Angie. I like the more unique ingredient list as well.

Parsley Sage 28/8/11 17:07

Those look amazing! I love raisin cookies and while I've never had them peanie butter style before I'm sure I'd be a huge fun. Very yum!

Tiffany 28/8/11 19:30

I love that these cookies have peanut butter AND sesame! Double dose of protein!

Raina 28/8/11 21:58

Yum! These cookies look delicious:)

Reeni 29/8/11 02:49

Such scrumptious cookies! I love that they have peanut butter AND sesame paste in them!

Monet 29/8/11 05:59

I have never used sesame paste before to bake with but I just love the idea! Thank you for sharing another delightful and creative recipe. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and I'm hoping you have an even lovelier week. Blessings from this hot state of Texas!

Magic of Spice 31/8/11 00:11

Beautiful cookies! Love the flavors :)

Shannon @ JustAsDelish 31/8/11 08:41

I am drooling with just the mention of peanut butter, can't wait to try this recipe. How to make sesame paste?

tasteofbeirut 4/9/11 23:36

I have made tahini-based cookies before, but never cookies with three types of butter~ sounds wonderful actually! Now I have to get familiar with spelt flour, which I have seen in your site so often and still never used.

cookingvarieties 6/9/11 11:47

hi angie, have to look out for that flour ans flakes.. hope its available over here. these peanut butter, sesame, raisin cookies looks delicious and am sure they taste delicious too..must try and thanks for the recipe

The Duo Dishes 13/9/11 19:19

We've never used tahini in a baked good, but that's a good idea. It's a nice way to add flavor underneath the layers.


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