Italian Seed Cookies

Total Time
25 mins
25 mins

My family has been making this traditional Italian cookie for years. My family expects these every Christmas, but they are good anytime!

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, blend butter and shortening.
  4. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients, making a soft dough.
  6. Divide dough into 4 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a long roll, about a 1/2-inch diameter; cut into 2-inch pieces.
  8. Roll each piece in sesame seeds.
  9. Place 1-inch apart on a baking seet.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  11. Cool on wire racks.
  12. Store in airtight containers.