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Benne (Sesame) Seed Cookies


15 min


10 min


24 servings


1 cup sesame seeds divided1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter softened1 3/4 cups White Lily® Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg lightly beaten


  1. 1.
    HEAT oven to 375ºF. Place sesame seeds in shallow pan; toast 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

  2. 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. 3.
    COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Stir into sugar mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup sesame seeds.

  4. 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. 5.
    BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.