Mild and not too sweet. Sesame Cookies are a delicious change if you are looking for something unusual and new.
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- 2/3 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 1 egg (or sub 1 Tbsp ground flax seed meal with 3 Tbsp water - mix this together to create an egg substitute)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups freshly milled whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free)
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
How to make it
- Toast the sesame seeds on a baking sheet in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the seeds from burning. Set them aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Beat until well mixed. Fold in half of the sesame seeds. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the remaining sesame seeds. Place on a greased cookie sheet and flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake until golden brown (about 15 minutes). Best if you undercook so they are not dried out. If you do overcook. . just use this as a delicious crumble on top of yogurt. Makes 2 dozen.