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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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14 Responses to “Blueberry Pie Bars”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I just love blueberries and your bars look simply incredible!!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — August 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    These bars are so awesome!! Gorgeous!

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    Shannon — August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

    holy cow these look fabulous! i need more blueberries in my life, and quick- i’m already onto peaches so hoping i didn’t miss out 🙂

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    Lynna — August 21, 2013 at 2:12 am

    These pie bars look amazing! I`m wishing I had blueberries right now!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I love pie bars!! They look so delicious 🙂 I am loving this recipe!

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    Laura — August 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Yum these are gorgeous. Love the changes you made.

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    suzy — September 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Tried it, tasted awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • beantownbaker — September 26th, 2013 @ 8:47 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    Lauren — October 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Made these and my family ate them in one day! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • beantownbaker — October 6th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these. I have made them a couple times with different fruits and they’re always a hit.

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    Robin — April 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Made these this past weekend using blueberries and blackberries in equal parts. I love the ease of the crumb crust and top. The only thing I will change when I make them again will be to add lemon juice and zest to the filling. I like the tartness of lemon with blueberries. Will make these with peaches when they are in season. Easy and tasty…thanks!

    • beantownbaker — April 27th, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

      I’ve made these with peaches and they’re delicious – definitely do that this summer.

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    Eugenie — July 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Tried these today because I needed to clear out some frozen blueberries. Used a small rectangle Pyrex dish instead, which worked fine. Added a bit of fresh grated nutmeg. Cut into 12 squares and served with ice cream. This is a keeper!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

      Love fresh nutmeg! Sounds great.

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