Benne (Sesame) Seed Cookies

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Makes: 24 servings


1 cup sesame seeds, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


1.HEAT oven to 375ºF. Place sesame seeds in shallow pan; toast 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
2.COMBINE butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl; beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Stir into sugar mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup sesame seeds.
4.ROLL dough into tablespoon sized balls; roll balls in remaining sesame seeds. Place on cookie sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. Flatten with the bottom of a glass or press with hands.
5.BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Serving Size (1/24), Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 166g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 8g), Protein 3g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.