Sesame Hearts

Sesame Hearts

This year For the valentine’s day, I decided to share with you 2 different recipes,  a French one that I will post soon, and an Algerian one that you can find bellow !!

For the Algerian recipe I chose The Sesame Hearts, this  recipe is inspired from an old Algerian pastry made with Sesame, I just gave it a sort of fresh version and new shape.

As it is valentine’s day soon, I made them shaped like hearts. I hope you will like it and make it for those who you love.

Don’t forget to check out my French Valentine’s day  recipe  when i post it  :)

I keep the weights of the ingredients in grams to avoid rounding them and giving you wrong measures,  I suggest you to use a scale that indicates the weight in grams.

Ingredients :

  • 250 g butter at room temperature
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • vanilla
  • 380 g flour
  • Sesame seeds
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Pinch of red food coloring


  • In a mixing bowl, mix the butter and the sugar until it becomes like a cream.
  • Add the vanilla, the baking powder and start adding the flour little by little until the dough  becomes consistent.
    Sesame Hearts
  • Shape the dough in small balls ( the weight of each ball should be between 25g and 30g)
    Sesame Hearts
  • Roll the ball in the Sesame seeds and put them in a heart shape mold. Push each ball gently inside the mold to give them a heart shape.
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  • Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at  340 F (170 c) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Unmold the sesame hearts, and let them cool down.
  • In a small saucepan, add a little bit of the strawberries jam and the pinch of red color food .
  • Heat the mixture over low heat until it melt, let the mixture cool down and fill the empty part of the sesame hearts with it.Sesame Hearts

16 comments on “Sesame Hearts

  1. Fascinating, can I use this dough as a base for any kind of cookie? Do you use a cookie cutter to make the depression in the cookie?

  2. These look incredibly delicious. I love the pan that you have as well. I can’t wait to try this recipe sometime :)

  3. These are really nice! It’s a lovely gift to friends and family and it looks really tasty too! I wouldn’t mind trying to make these! I hope it comes out just as lovely!

  4. Never knew sesame can be incorporated to create desserts. It looks delicious and i wish i could taste it. One could not surely stop binging on it. Hoping to try it myself.

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