Sesame Cookies

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Filed Under: Desserts and Snacks
Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Sesame Cookies

These delicate cookies have the phytonutrient and mineral goodness of sesame seeds inside and out. They are great at tea time, and even better out on the hiking trail.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) soft butter
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 2 large free-range eggs (or egg substitute)
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, ground
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame seeds, whole
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • (optional: ¼ tsp. ground cardamom)
  • ¼ cup whole sesame seeds

How To

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream the soft butter and xylitol together, then beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (except for the ½ cup of whole sesame seeds for the coating).
  4. Combine wet and dry mixtures.
  5. Pour ½ cup whole sesame seeds into a small (4 inch) bowl.
  6. With a spoon, scoop the dough into balls about 1¼ inch in diameter.
  7. Roll each little dough ball in the sesame seeds. Then flatten each cookie with two fingers on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 15–20 minutes, or until done. Makes approximately 2½ dozen cookies.
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