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Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

One of these 6-ingredient, healthy, Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies put a pep in my step and I’m hoping it does the same for you!

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Bonelli Fine Food, Inc. and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. While I was not compensated for my time, I did receive free product samples. As always, all opinions are my own.

Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

This past Friday afternoon the parking lot at my neighborhood grocery store looked like a mall parking lot on Black Friday! You see, the weather forecast had 2-6 inches of snow on the horizon and Atlanta businesses and schools closed at noon with people heading to grocery stores to stockpile groceries and hunker down for the rest of the day. However, my daughter suggested we make other plans! Deciding to challenge the forecast, we headed down to my mom’s place, (which is about a forty minute drive away) to hang out with my sister and her!

Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

Now, I’ve gotta admit, after the craziness of Atlanta’s Snowmageddon 2014, I wasn’t feeling my daughter’s bravado. So, I made sure to sneak a few extra blankets into the back of my little SUV, along with some bottles of water and some of these Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies in case Snowmageddon 2017 decided to arrive as forecasted and derail our ride back home. Now, these Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies might be little, but, they sure are hearty!

Simply Sesame

When I received a package of Bonelli Fine Food, Inc.’s Simply Sesame Spreads, I figured I would use the Vanilla with Almond Bites Spread in a modified version of the peanut butter, flax and chocolate chip cookies that have been adorning our kitchen counter. I simply mixed almond meal, an egg, coconut sugar, almond extract, a pinch of salt, and, Simply Sesame’s Vanilla with Almond Bites Spread together in a bowl and baked it up. I decided to semi dip/pour chocolate over half of each of them and my daughter and sister said they tasted like they were “oh so naughty” more than they were “oh so healthy!”

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Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

Yes, we made it down to my mom’s, chatted with her and watched my sister munch on my cookies till almost dusk, and then headed back home. Nope, we didn’t collide with Snowmageddon 2017 that night – or, the next morning, for that matter. All that we had of the forecasted Snowmageddon 2017 was a dusting of the white stuff on our deck…hey, at least we were prepared – right?!

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Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 cookies
Author: Shashi
These 6 ingredient Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Cookies are delicious to snack on and heart enough for a quick breakfast!


  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup Simply Sesame's Vanilla with Almond Bites Spread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup good quality chocolate for melting


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Add the almond meal, coconut sugar, Simply Sesame's Vanilla with Almond Bites Spread, the egg, almond extract and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  • Form into 8 balls, flatten slightly and bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and let cool a bit
  • When cooled, melt the chocolate ( I simply zapped it in my microwave on 30 seconds intervals)
  • Then, dip or spread chocolate onto half of each cookie - let cool so chocolate hardens and enjoy!
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Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Sesame Almond Breakfast Cookies

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  1. Ben Maclain says:

    Why? How? This is just outrageous behavior, Shashi! Well, I’m not talking about you – I’m talking about myself. Because how could I miss these amazing cookies? Almond? Sesami? Coconut sugar (Like you used this cause it introduces such a lovely caramel flavor)? I know there’s no hope that any cookies left, but if you’re going to make another batch soon (like right now), please don’t forget me:)

  2. Cookies dipped in chocolate for breakfast always sounds like a good idea!I need to get my hands on this sesame spread ASAP!

  3. Being snowed into your little SUV with THESE cookies would be like heaven to me! 🙂

  4. I love, love almond cookies, and with that bit of chocolate?! Wow – these look amazing!

  5. Ha! That story SO reminds me of here in the UK. Everyone goes crazy at the slightest mention of snow, and it usually turns out to be a tiny dusting!

    The cookies truly look AMAZING, Shashi. They look like something you’d buy from a posh patisserie, and sound like my idea of heaven.

    Thanks so much for the idea – I really want to give these a go!

    • Shashi says:

      You are just way too kind! Thanks so much Helen!
      I so hope you do try these – if you can find Simply Sesame spread there, it ads quite a unique twist – but, if you cannot, plain old almond butter would work too.

  6. Taylor Kiser says:

    Any day that I can have cookies for breakfast is going to be a great day! These breakfast cookies would be a welcomed way to start my day! They look totally addicting!

  7. Cookies for breakfast?! SOLD!

  8. I hope you guys stayed safe during the storm! The stores here were crazy on Friday as well! I sent Boy to go deal with that nonsense, because I don’t do crowds. **insert angel face here** Wish we would have had some of these cookies while we were hunkered down during the storm! These look amazing, Shashi! LOVE the flavors! Plus any cookies that I can have for breakfast is winning in my book! Cheers, dear! <3

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – yup, I avoided grocery stores too that Friday! Fortunately for us – that snow made a detour – we hardly got any, like a friend of mine said, “it looked like frosty sneezed on our front lawn” the morning after the storm supposedly passed through!
      Hope y’all didn’t have any outages or anything! And thanks so much, sweet friend! xo

  9. I’m always looking for something to put pep in my step! So I’ll have to make a batch of these. It’s gloomy weather out, so maybe a double batch. 🙂

  10. These look so amazing! I would love to have one or three for breakfast!

  11. I am always game for a breakfast cookie. However this one is really different with the sesame almond spread. Does it kind of taste like tahini with almonds and vanilla? I miss having access to black sesame paste in Asia. Wishing you a super 2017! Just pinned!

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Bobbi!
      Hmmm…so, to me, the Simply Sesame spreads are not like tahini at all – they are a bit on the sweeter side and the texture is a lot more like slightly runny peanut butter. though I have seen quite a few recipes using tahini in cookies and cakes and all – Bobbi-have you tried Amazon for the black sesame paste?
      Happy New Year to you too, sweet friend!

  12. girl! it’s totally snowmogadden here too! we should be baking cookies together. I’m intrigued by that sesame paste. It looks way thicker than tahini, which i know i would love! YUM!

    • Shashi says:

      Girrl – our snowmogadden turned into a dustmegeddon with only a smithering of snow – but am all for baking together – because I get to eat YOUR treats – and having sampled some already all I can say is Whoohoo – win win for me! 🙂
      Yes – Simply sesame spreads are way thicker than tahini and they are sweeter too – even the plain one – speaking of which – I have an extra, unopened one – pretty puhlease email/msg me your address and I’ll put it in the mail to ya!

  13. Give me all the sesame and chocolate! And fir breakfast..double yes!

  14. Funny how sometimes when the weather forecast says we are going to have a lot of snow and then don’t and then when we aren’t expecting snow, that’s when we get it. That’s how it usually is around here anyway 🙂 Sounds like you had a lovely time, though, visiting your mother and sister and those cookies certainly had to have made the trip that much better. Snow or not, these cookies sound delicious and love how few ingredients there are! Pinning and can’t wait to try. Hope your week is going great!

    • Shashi says:

      Hahaha – you are spot on, Dawn! That’s what happened in 2014 here in Atlanta, there was a slight chance of snow and since we don’t usually get any, life went on as usual without any early closings – then the snow came FOR REAL and things were a total mess! School buses got stranded with kids on them – people (some of my co-workers) were stranded for 8 – 12 hours – it was insane! I think ever since, even the slightest indication of snow have the authorities shutting everything down just because of the mess of 2014!
      BTW – thanks so much!

  15. Marye says:

    I would love to start my day with these! Wow!

  16. I totally remember seeing the Snowmaggedon of 2014 on the news. That was insane. And Lil Shashi is quite brave to set out with that kind of weather forecast, but hey…it worked out! And you got to spend time with your mom + sis. That’s always worth the trip! Sorry to hear that you didn’t get much fun stuff out of this storm though. Of course, once you move up to Albany later this year, you’ll see plenty of “fun”. 😉 Just make sure to pack a whole carload of these cookies for the trip up, ok?

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – yup snowmogadden 2014 was cray cray – I had a few co-workers who were stranded for 8 to 10 hours – one took 13 hours to go home, and he had to park his car and walk over the hill to his neighborhood! Nutso! To be fair tho, Lil Shashi was following the forecast which didn’t have snow coming in till around 11 pm that night – not sure where Atlanta meteorologists got their “facts” from but they were way off! If said snow was rolling in at 4pm, I would have not gone anywhere – in 2008 or so, Lil S and I decided to head to the Big Apple Circus inspite of a snow warning and then got stuck trying to turn around in it – fun times!
      Btw, thanks bunches David, next time I’ll drone you some of these instead of those beet cookies! 🙂

  17. Tara says:

    These cookies look delicious with the Simply Sesame’s Vanilla with Almond Bites Spread! Great way to start the day on a tasty note. I am a bit glad that your snow was a bust. I flew out of Atlanta on Saturday and the airport was a mess from the cancellations earlier.

  18. Corina says:

    Chocolate dipped cookies for breakfast! Yes please!

  19. These cookies look beyond incredible and I love how they’re made with just a few ingredients. This is definitely the type of snack I’d want to have if I was stuck inside because of bad weather!

  20. Sarah says:

    …you had me at cookies AND chocolate for breakfast. Genius! Can’t wait to try these!

  21. These breakfast cookies look heavenly! Lucky you always getting to taste some great stuff!