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    Benne Cakes (Sesame Cookies)

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    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    Jellyqueen's Note:

    I have adjusted the flour amount due to the review stating that they flattened out. Benne cakes are a food from West Africa. Benne means sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are eaten for good luck. I am posting this recipe as a effort to broaden my recipes to include different foods from different regions of the world. Hope you will all enjoy these.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 325°F.
    2. 2
      Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil.
    3. 3
      Mix together the brown sugar and butter, and beat until they are creamy.
    4. 4
      Stir in the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
    5. 5
      Add flour, baking powder, salt, and sesame seeds.
    6. 6
      Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
    7. 7
      Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are browned.
    8. 8

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 10, 2005


      I'm afraid that these did not work out at all. They all spread out flat as a pancake and actually ran off my cookie sheet on to the oven. I've reviewed the ingredients and instructions carefully to make sure I followed them carefully.

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    Nutritional Facts for Benne Cakes (Sesame Cookies)

    Serving Size: 1 (695 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1540.1
    Calories from Fat 734
    Total Fat 81.6 g
    Saturated Fat 23.2 g
    Cholesterol 166.7 mg
    Sodium 636.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 185.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.8 g
    Sugars 106.4 g
    Protein 29.4 g

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