Toasted Sesame Barley Cookies, How to make Sesame Barley Cookies with Ginger

Toasted Sesame Barley Cookies with ginger step by step photos recipe - Another fantastic, energizing dessert recipe - sesame barley cookies with ginger. 

They are amazingly chewy, loaded with perfect amount of ginger and cinnamon flavor and the sesame finish looks so divine. 

If you are looking for a delicious cookie recipe for the holidays I would highly recommend this one!

This is my second product review which I recieved from Belly Nirvana under Plattershare where they are promoting organic and natural food products and I was very excited to be a part of this innovative opportunity.  The products I received were

1) Oo Mugi Organic Barley Grains - It is a puffy grain without its outer hull. Full of natural goodness and processed simply, this shiny grain has a chewy texture that absorbs flavors well. Cook it into a soothing meal and relish it's simple flavour. 

Oo Mugi Organic Barley Grains

2) BRAGG Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - It  is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple. This is raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, kosher-certified and contains the 'mother' of vinegar. They have so many healthy benefits most of them I used as as personally. Using this apple cider made pound cake which is updated in my last post..

Apple Cider Cake
Today I am writing a product review of Oo Mugi Organic Barley Grains, this is called pearl barley. Most of the barley found in the typical supermarket is pearl barley.

Although it is technically a refined grain, it's much healthier than other refined grains because (a) some of the bran may still be present and (b) the fiber in barley is distributed throughout the kernel, and not just in the outer bran layer. 

Pearl barley cooks more quickly than whole grain barley.  

Barley flour has a sweet, nutty-like flavor and may be added to your favorite baked good recipes. I am highly recommend this flour to controls the blood sugar level, reduces blood pressure and it also has slightly more fiber than whole wheat flour.o

Let's start the process of cookies recipe with step by step photos

Ingredients :

For the cookies

Whole barley flour - 3/4 cup
All Purpose flour - 1/4 cup

Softened butter - 3/4 cup 
Organic sugar(I took grated jaggery)/ Sugar/Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1/2 (alternate option for vegetarian use milk instead of egg)

Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4tsp tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Fresh Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Toasted Sesame seeds - 3 tbsp
Milk - 1tbsp

Preparation Method :

1. Grind barley in mixer grinder and sieve the flour.

2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and jaggery(cut into pieces or grate it). Beat in egg, grated ginger, cinnamon powder, and vanilla. 

3. In another bowl, combine barley flour, baking powder, salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Stir in toasted sesame seeds,
if you feel the dough is dry then add a 1 tbsp of milk in it and make a  soft dough.(I have added)

4. Combine all together and prepare a soft dough...keep the dough in fridge for half an hour.

5. Take a small bowl of cookie dough in your hand make a cookies using your hand or
Roll out the dough into a thick round(about 1/4cm) and you can cut into circles using a biscuit cutter also.

6. Arrange on a greased cookie sheets lined baking tray.

7. Preheat oven to 180C. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. 

9. Enjoy with juice or coffee or tea !!

Happy Cooking & Enjoy :)


  1. love the crackling taste of sesame..cookies looks awesome

  2. Too good jolly...these are extremely healthy your shots too

  3. Looks soooo delicious! I would love these with a hot cup of coffee. Excellent and healthy share dear Jolly.��

  4. Lovely cookies...liked the combination of ingredients used for these cookies...

  5. They look good and quite healthy from adding barley flour.

  6. You know what, barley is one of my favorite grains and these sesame coated cookies are just WOW! Can't wait to try them.

  7. This looks so perfect and delicious. Loved it!

  8. Thank you for the recipes! Sounds really interesting and cookies look just fantastic...

  9. interesting.. never tried these barley cookies. this is great product review.

  10. Jolly the cookies look so tempting. Can't wait to get to Bangalore to buy some pearl barley to make these cookies.