Buttery, sweet, and salty, these melt-in-your-mouth Sesame Pretzel Cookie Bites are super-easy to make and totally delicious!
It is cookie season! Today I have a very simple cookie recipe for you! I love this recipe because it’s so fast and easy to make, yet the result is elegant and unique and tastes amazing. These cookies also freeze well and travel well.
I am making multiple batches for the holidays this year, but the yumminess won’t end once we hit January 2nd! I plan to also make them during the rest of the year, particularly when I am in need of items for bake sales, parties, or a treat to lure Thing 1 home from college. (Yes, I am not above bribing him with food.)
These cookies use a creamy sesame spread called Simply Sesame. I love this product! It has no preservatives or additives, it’s non-GMO, and gluten-free. The texture is kind of like peanut butter, but no peanuts! And there are different delicious flavors; I had the pleasure of trying the Pure Roasted Sesame, the Vanilla with Almond Bits, and the Pistachio Morsels & Hint of Cardamom. They were all great!
I love the versatility of this spread! There are so many great ways to enjoy it, like using it as a fruit dip, spreading it on a toasted bagel, using it in baked goods, mixing it up with some oatmeal or yogurt…I could go on and on!
It was tough to decide what direction to take for my recipe, but in the end I decided to go for a delicious dessert item for the holidays. I wanted something that was elegant, simple, and forgiving (meaning I can throw it together without being too fussy about measuring). This recipe meets all that criteria, plus it has only a few ingredients, takes very little time to prepare, and it is totally delicious.
I have already made three batches and I will probably make one or two more in the next couple of weeks for holiday parties!
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
- Combine butter, sesame paste, sugar until smooth.
- Add flour and mix into a dough.
- Add pretzels and sesame seeds and mix gently.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and gently press them into each ball (optional).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until balls are slightly browned on the bottom.
- Cool completely.
- Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar just prior to serving (optional).
Disclosure: I was provided with sample Simply Sesame products as part of this Blogger Challenge. I was not compensated for this post but hope to win the challenge! All opinions are my own
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