Italian Sesame Seed Cookies
These golden cookies, recommended by Joan Humphreys of Ellicott City, Maryland, are light inside, chewy outside and really showcase the flavor of sesame.
33 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 5 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs,
- one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Brush
- with milk; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 400° for 8-10
- minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 165 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 142 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.