Sesame cookies

Posted on: May 21st, 2009 by admin 2 Comments

These cookies are lovely, the recipe is from the great Mollie Katzen and she makes them as sesame stars. So cut them out in any shape you like and enjoy.


  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 c sesame butter or tahihi
  • 1 c (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 c unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

sesame seeds and granulated sugar for the tops

Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF). Lightly sprinkle a baking tray with sesame seeds.

Cream together the butter, sesame butter or tahini and sugars in a bowl. Add the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla.

Sift the flour baking powder and salt directly into the butter mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out pretty thin, about 1/2 cm (1/8in). Cut into 6cm (2 1/2in) shapes with a knife or cookie cutter and place on the prepared tray. Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds and and sugar and bake for 12 – 15 minuted or until lightly browned. Cool on a rack for about 10 minutes before serving- if you can wait.

Please note: This makes a whole lot of cookies, so you can either use half the dough and freeze the rest, or just half the recipe, makes about 40.

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2 Responses

  1. Truth be told, I wouldn’t call myself a sesame seed fan. Especially when it comes to baked goods. But then I remember that my favorite bagels, from good bagel places, are sesame seed bagels. And they’re loaded with seeds! So, I think these would probably hit my palate in just the same, very satisfying way. Plus they look beautiful. Thanks for the recipe!

    Anyway, I found you through TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my new site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.


  2. admin says:

    What a great idea! Tastespotting can be kind of funny with image rejection! We’ll definitely submit some! Cheers

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