Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe comes from I had been looking for an easy sesame cookie recipe for a while because they are my husband's favorite cookie. These Italian sesame seed cookies are delicious with coffee. Dunking is not only acceptable, but recommended.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set racks in middle and upper part of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Mix flour and baking powder together. Add to butter mixture, mixing well.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup water and mix to form dough.
  5. Roll on floured board to about one inch thick.
  6. Cut in pieces about 2 inches by 1 inch.
  7. Roll each piece in sesame seeds.
  8. Arrange pieces on a greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  10. Cool on wire rack.
  11. Store at room temperature in airtight tin or plastic container.


Most Helpful

A crispy cookie with the nutty flavor of toasted sesame seeds. I added too much water so the dough was too soft to roll. Besides I'm too lazy to roll, cut and then roll in seeds. I used my cookie scoop and rolled the balls in the seeds. I'm not sure how long they were in the oven but I don't think it was 30 minutes.

Cathleen Colbert December 14, 2008

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