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Oatmeal Black Sesame Cookies

Pastry Chef Shen Wu,

For Us Bakery

Chef Shen Wu credits her globally inspired cookie flavours to a year spent in Japan trying new foods. Eating exciting flavour combinations made such an impact it set her on a path of experimentation when she returned to Winnipeg to launch a bakery. Shen loves how spices and unexpected ingredients commonly used for savoury dishes can be applied to sweets for something new and delightful. 


1 cup all purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

2/3 cup black sesame seeds

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 cups oats

1 tsp vanilla extract

coarse sea salt (optional)


  1.  Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2.  Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, black sesame seeds,
    salt and oats in a bowl.
  3.  In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle, whip butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light
    and fluffy.
  4.  Add in eggs and vanilla extract, mixing until fully combined. Scrape the bowl throughout to make sure it’s all combined along the side
    and the bottom of the bowl.
  5. Add in all dry ingredients,
    slowly mix until just combined.
  6.  Use an ice cream scoop to
    scoop the dough onto parchment paper. To keep the same consistency, lightly tap the tops of the cookies
    to flatten.
  7.  Bake for 7 minutes, turn the sheet pan around and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  8.  Take out the trays and rest on a cooling rack.

Yield 4 dozen cookies