Open sesame

Sesame cookies
Not halva cookies, not tahini cookies, sesame.

  • 180gr (3/4 cups) butter, soft
  • 100-140 gr (1 cup =120gr) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 210gr (1.5 cups) flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup of sesame, lightly roasted

Mix all the dry ingredients, set aside.

Whip the butter until soft and with bright color using a mixer, add sugar and mix until combined. Add egg white, sesame oil and vanilla. Lower the speed and add the dry ingredients, and continue mixing until combined. I add a bit of the sesame at this point, though in the original recipe sesame is only on the outside. Cool the dough in the fridge for about an hour.

preheat the oven to 180 C (375F). Lightly beat the egg white with a bit of water. Roll the dough into small balls (marbles), put them in the egg white, then the sesame (like a schnitzel) and on a backing sheet. Use a the bottom of a cup dipped in sugar to press the marbles and turn them to coins.

Put in the oven for 9-10 min, or until the edges are lightly browned.

There you go, coin-cookies with sesame.

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