Black sesame chocolate cookies with a wasabi glaze? Yep you heard right!
A few days ago was 'international chocolate chip cookie day'. Apparently there's a day for everything? How annoying. It was hard to ignore had images of cookies on my twitter feed all day. So despite today not being a day devoted to cookies I decided to go ahead and make some anyway because yolo.
I don't know if you guys ever had the wasabi flavoured chocolate that Lindt makes i did for the first time a few years back. I was intrigued by it it's a strange idea especially if you're used to have wasabi with sushi. Wasabi mixed into anything else just feels like it wouldn't work. Like why would anyone want that in a dessert? Goes to show that sometimes it's a good idea to play around with flavours mixing tastes you like together will not always yield good results but in this case it did.
I wanted to mix the wasabi directly in the cookies at first but after reading a lot about baking with it I decided to just apply it after in the form of a glaze. People were saying that the taste 'fades' significantly when heated didn't want that! Wanted a wasabi punch-in-the-face taste.
It doesn't taste too strong and like Lindt wasabi chocolate bars it adds just the right amount of kick! It isn't a punch-in-the-face level of strong don't worry. I know not everyone likes that.
The cookie base was adapted from 'oh she glows' 's Double chocolate chunk cookies recipe. Visit her fantastic blog for more recipes!