Sesame Seed Cookies Recipe
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Sesame Seed Cookies Recipe

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These are very special cookies served often in the South. They're perfect with tea or coffee. My whole family loves them. —Maxine Trively, Highlands, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:108 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 108 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sesame seeds, toasted and cooled

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 46 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 38mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar; add egg and vanilla. Combine remaining ingredients; add to the creamed mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan for 30 seconds before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 9 dozen.
Originally published as Sesame Seed Cookies in Country Extra May 1998, p49

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waltmann User ID: 1275597 17101
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"I have made these cookies twice now. I wonder if any of the recipe is a misprint. There is SO much butter, that the cookies never really set up. They remain soft and pliable, very flat. The butter almost oozes out of them. You can't touch the cookies without coating your fingers in butter. I think this could be a good recipe, but I question if the ingredients are correct."

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