Italian Sesame Seed Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A wonderful Italian cookie with the great flavor of sesame seeds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in shortening until texture is like cornmeal.
  4. Mix together eggs and milk.
  5. Add to dough and mix until smooth.
  6. Roll dough into ropes and break off 1 1/2" pieces.
  7. Roll each piece in sesame seeds.
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for about 20 minutes or until golden.


Most Helpful

My grandma always makes these. As a kid I didn't like them because they aren't very sweet. But I found myself craving them. This recipe might not be the same as hers (I really don't know) but it worked well and was easier than I thought it would be. I baked them about 30 minutes. They still weren't very brown, but they were done and I didn't want to burn the sesame seeds.

evewitch December 16, 2011

Very good. Perfect for snacking with a cup of coffee and relaxing. Not too sweet Very easy to make. Thanks for posting.

lina61044 August 12, 2005

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