Say hello to your new favorite unique cookie: chocolate halva cookies AKA soft and chewy chocolate cookies swirled with ripples of nutty halva.
Chocolate Halva Cookies
Obviously, chocolate cookies are good. But when they’re swirled with thick pieces of nutty halva, they are AMAZING. These chocolate halva cookies have a chewy edge, gooey center, and are loaded up with halva for the ultimate chocolate treat. The sweet, sesame-y halva perfectly complements the chocolate to create a perfectly balanced, unique cookie that will knock everyone’s socks off.
What is halva?
For those of you who have never had halva, it’s SO GOOD. Halva is a Middle Eastern candy made from sesame paste mixed with hot sugar. It has a nutty vanilla taste, a unique creamy, yet crumbly texture, and generally comes packed in a one pound block that you can cut off nibbles of. You guys know how obsessed with tahini I am, and halva essentially tastes like sweetened tahini. A win in my book.
And we just discovered that not only is halva delicious on its own, it is UNREAL with chocolate. Match made in heaven. While I do deeply enjoy eating halva as is, if you have a large quantity on your hands it’s incredibly fun to bake with! It’s tasty swirled through quick breads, pair beautifully with brownies and is delightful in a homemade candy bar.
Ingredients for chocolate halva cookies
You’ll need mainly pantry staples to whip up these chocolate halva cookies, but I always like to put together your shopping list for you to make your life a little easier. You’ll need these 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and about 20 minutes to make these fudgy chocolate cookies. Here’s your shopping list!
How to store chocolate halva cookies?
These cookies keep well for up to 5 days at room temperature as long as they are stored in an airtight container or plastic bag. Make sure to let the cookies cool completely before storing, otherwise they will create condensation in the container!
Can you freeze chocolate halva cookies?
Indeed, you can! These chocolate halva cookies freeze perfectly! Let the cookies come fully to room temperature before storing in a single layer in a freezer safe plastic bag or container. When ready to eat, let the cookies defrost on the counter for a few hours! I find these stay soft and tasty when frozen for up to 3 months!
Happy baking, my friends! Go halva a cookie…sorry that was very corny, but it had to be done.