Sesame Seed Shortbread Cookies

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by MARIA MAC

Haven't tried these yet but I love all shortbread cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 .
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, and baking powder together.
  3. Work in the shortening as you would when making pie dough, to the consistency of coarse meal.
  4. Beat into the dough the eggs, milk, vanilla, and anise oil. The dough should be moist but not sticky. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.
  5. Take a small portion of the dough and roll out to a 1/2 inch diameter cylinder.
  6. Spread some sesame seeds on a large piece of waxed paper and roll the dough in the seeds until the cylinder is completely covered.
  7. Cut the dough into 1 1/2 pieces on a diagonal.
  8. Place the cookies on a lightly greased sheet pan and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool the cookies on a rack and store in an airtight container.

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