Sesame Crisps

Hubby’s mom always makes the cookie platter for the family holiday celebration. Last year I got to help her out with the cookie platter. It was fun to get to try some of Hubby’s family favorites. These cookies are Hubby’s mom’s favorite. They have little black and white sesame seeds in them (I made them with only white seeds). These are very delicate cookies and need to be served the day they are baked.

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Sesame Crisps


6 Tbsp butter, softened
2/3 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/2 c plus 2 Tbsp flour
4 tsp white sesame seeds, toasted
4 tsp black sesame seeds


Toast white sesame seeds on a cookie sheet for a few minutes. Watch careful and only toast until lightly browned.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 large cookie sheets w/nonstick cooking spray or brush with butter.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt & baking powder and beat. Add egg, beat until well combined. With a spoon, stir in flour.

If you’re using the black seeds, spoon half the batter into a small bowl; add toasted white seeds to half the batter and the black seeds into the other half of batter.

Drop by rounded teaspoons, about 3” apart, onto cookie sheets. Bake about 8 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through the baking time, until cookies are set and edges are golden. Let cookies remain on sheets for only about 30 seconds before removing to racks to cool.

Wipe sheets clean and butter again, repeat until all is done.

*Note- if you inadvertently leave the cookies on the sheet too long and they are hard to remove, just place in oven for a minute to warm/soften them again.

Recipe from Hubby's mom

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6 Responses to “Graham Cracker Chewy Bars”

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    Nate — November 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    They were absolutely delicious, that’s all I know. Agree that they’d be perfect after a nice holiday meal (or really any time).

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    We Are Not Martha — November 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Oooh, pecan pie?!? I love the idea of these… and that they taste like so many delicious things 🙂


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    Desiree — November 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Can I request these for ReRack playoffs?

  4. #
    Fashion Meets Food — November 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    ohhh my word do these sound amazing and brilliant! I definitely need to give this a try! I am a new follower!


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    Kerstin — November 15, 2010 at 12:49 am

    These sound so unique – love the idea of the graham crackers and pecans together in them!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 15, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    They look super delicious!

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