Italian Sesame Seed Cookies

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Maureenie

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.

Top Review by Cathleen Colbert

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.

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.

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