Monday, August 1, 2011

Sesame Seed Cookies


So here I am browsing the internet looking for some sesame seed cookie recipes & all the recipes I came across had the cookies just rolled in sesame seed or just topped with sesame seeds . I was really looking for a recipe that would have a lot of sesame coz I love the taste of it. Not finding anything like it I just picked up the basic sesame seed cookie recipe & tweaked it by adding some baking soda & a cup of sesame seeds. My friend & myself just freaked out when we tasted these cookies as they were one of the best tasting cookie we have ever had.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup toasted Sesame seed
  2. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/8  tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 stick Unsalted  butter( skip the salt if using salted butter)
  6. 3/4  cup brown sugar
  7. 1 tsp lemon juice
  8. 1/2 tsp  pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 egg lightly beaten
Preparation: 

  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients, flour, salt & baking soda .
  2. Toast the sesame seed in a heavy bottomed pan on medium or low heat until they are perfectly pink in colour/ make sure not to overbrown the sesame seeds . Transfer them to a plate to stop them from browning any further.
  3. Beat the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy. Add the egg & beat again .
  4. Start adding the dry ingredient mix to the butter sugar & egg mix. Mix well.
  5. Add the lemon juice , vanilla extract & sesame seed  &  mix well.
  6. Drop about  1/2 a tablesppon of the  dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 325 F for 11-12  minutes. I kept on checking in between to make sure the cookies don't turn  too dark.  Transfer to cooling rack & let cool completely for the perfect crunchiness. 

1 comment:

  1. These are one of the best cookies I've had.. They were sinfully delicious.

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