Recipe: Benne Sesame Seed Cookies

Title: Benne (Sesame Seed) Cookies
Categories: Cookies
Yield: 1 servings

1 c Benne (sesame) seeds 1/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Brown sugar, packed 3/4 c Butter or margarine, melted
1 c All-purpose flour 1 Egg
1/4 ts Baking powder 1 ts Vanilla

Known as sesame seeds in most of the country, "benne" is the name
southerners learned to call these seeds, which were brought from Africa by
slaves. Toasting benne seeds develop their flavor and also gives these
cookies a slightly crunchy texture.

Heat oven to 375. Toast benne seeds on ungreased baking sheet until light
brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Watch closely so they don't burn.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Drop dough by 1/2 teaspoonfuls 1 1/2
inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 until light brown,
about 4-6 minutes. Cool about 2 minutes before removing from baking sheets
to wire rack to cool completely. Store in tightly covered cookie tin when
thoroughly cooled.

Yield: about 6 dozen. Pat Thomas, retired food editor, Yakima WA

Randy Shearer



Related Recipes

25000 Cookies Neiman Marcus  |  Amazing Cookies  |  Ada French Sponge Cookies  |  Agression Cookies  |  Almond Butter Cookies  |  Almond Spice Cookies  |  Almond Sugar Cookies  |  Amaretto Almond Cookies  |  Amish Sugar Cookies   |  Amish Sugar Cookies  |  Ammonia Cookies  |  Anise Cookies  |  Aniseed Cookies  |  Another Neiman Marcus 25000 Cookie Recipe  |  Apple Cheddar Cookies  |  Apple Spice Cookies  |  Applesauce Cookies  |  Best Oatmeal Cookies  |  Butter Cookies  |  Butterscotch Rolled Cookies  |  Baby Ruth Cookies  |  Banana Cookie Ice Cream   |  Banana Fudge Cookies  |  Basel Chocolate Spice Cookies Basel Brunsli  |  Basel Honey Spice Cookies Basel Leckerli  |  Basic Cookie Mix  |  Beacon Hill Cookies  |  Benne Sesame Seed Cookies  |  Best Cookies From Mr Food  |  Big Cookie Ww 2  |  Black Walnut Cookies  |  Bogus Cookies  |  Bonbon Cookies  |  Braune Zucker Platzchen Brown Sugar Cookies  |  Brown Sugar Cookies  |  Brown Sugar Walnut Cookies  |  Brownie Cookies  |  Buckeyes Peanut Butter Cookies   |  Buddy Brickle Crunch Cookies  |  Burnt Sugar Cookies  |  Butterfly Cookies  |  Butterscotch Cookies 2  |  Butterscotch Peanut Cookies  |  Error_log  |  
Main Categories


Specialty

 

 

Home  |  Contact