These are DELICIOUS, light and slightly crunchy; I am consuming two warm ones as I write. I followed the recipe with these exceptions: I added another 1/4 c. of sugar, since one review said they were "not too sweet" -- wanted to be sure they were sweet enough to complement the sesame seeds; and for the shortening, I used coconut oil, which also adds a flavor note to the seeds. I use the brown, unhulled sesame seeds for the added nutrients, toasting them in the oven on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. - More batches of these terrific cookies are destined for holiday gifts and sharing!
Great cookies to make with tea or coffee. I'd never heard of these before so I had to try them. They didn't go over so well with everybody else for some reason, to "different" I guess. But I like them! They aren't overly sweet and have a nice light nutty buttery flavor. They remind me of PB cookies in some off way. The recipe is exellent. Make sure you let the seeds cool after toasting. I added them before they were totally cool and the dough got a little to soft. Then when I rolled them in the seeds the cookies started to "melt" a bit lol Everything worked out fine in the end though, just my sillyness. Thanks for sharing these!
I too love sesame cookies but I am not ever buying them again. These cookies were so easy and so good. I made them without any changes to the recipe.
Perfection! These are the sesame seed cookies I have been searching for! Toasting the sesame seeds is essential; the only real change I made was to omit the two tablespoons of shortening and add about one tablespoon of sesame oil. I also made mine a little smaller, since these little gems grow when you bake them; that gave me about another dozen cookies! Thanks!
I didn't have problem to roll the cookies in sasame seed. In fact, they are so easy to do. And lots of flavour with the sesame seeds that have been toasted. Thanks Toni :) Made for Holiday tag.
I love sesame cookies and I normally make my grandma's itlian recipe for them, but I decided tog ive this one a try since I never tried these with seed mixed into the dough as well. The only problem I had was making the seeds stick so I dipped the dough in milk then rolled in seeds. I also ended up making my cookies a bit bigger I think and came up with about 20 or so. Over all a very nice version on my favortie type of cookie! Made for ZWT 3!