Sesame Seed Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 9 dozen

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
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
Sesame Seed Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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