Benne Cookies/Wafers

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READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Porfavorcorona

Benne cakes are a food from West Africa introduced to the Lowcountry area by slaves. "Benne" means sesame seeds. The sesame seeds are eaten for good luck.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Optional: Add just a "jot" of sesame oil to the butter and sugar while creaming the mixture.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Then add eggs and mix.
  4. Then add flour and mix.
  5. Then add sesame seeds and mix.
  6. Then add vanilla and mix.
  7. Then add baking powder and mix.
  8. Drop with a teaspoon onto a well-greased cookie pan, far enough apart to allow spreading while baking.
  9. (They will be thin when cooked).
  10. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 7 to 10 minutes.

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