The Best Benne Wafers

Recipe by hannahactually
READY IN: 17mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • If your sesame seeds are not toasted, place them on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for 10-12 minutes or until they turn light brown.
  • They may burn easily, so watch closely to prevent this from happening.
  • Mix the brown sugar, melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, flour, salt, baking powder, and toasted sesame seeds together until well combined in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drop cookie dough by half-teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Make sure that at least 2 inches separate them; they spread A LOT.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for about 5-6 minutes or until edges become light brown. They will appear a little puffy when you take them out.
  • Let them sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • They should be pretty flat.
  • Remove them to a wire rack and allow to cool (be careful--they're pretty crispy and crunchy!).
  • Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container.
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