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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7 Responses to “12 Days of Cookies – The Great Sugar Cookie Debate”

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    Joelen — December 9, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Adorable cookies!

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    Katie — December 10, 2008 at 1:36 am

    I LOVE this! Comparison posts are my favorite and this is perfect timing with Christmas!!

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    Jen — December 10, 2008 at 1:56 am

    Thanks. I really enjoyed doing the comparison!

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    CB — December 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Fun post! I loved Dorie’s recipe but I’ll have to try the other 2. Yum!
    /Clara

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    Susan from Food Blogga — December 12, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    That’s funny. We only ever made sugar cookies at Xmas time too. Those poor little Easter Bunnies and Halloween pumpkin cut-out just collected dust in the cupboard. Yours look great; and I’m with your aunt. I like them big and soft. 🙂

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    Ashlee Wetherington — December 18, 2008 at 4:05 am

    W-O-W! My cookies compared to Dorie’s?! I’m super floored 🙂 Thanks for including mine in your comparison!

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    AmyRuth — January 4, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Hey I love that you compared recipes. I made a gazillion wedding cake cookies and used Nancy Baggett’s sugar cookie recipe which worked really well for cut out cookies and they taste good. Very buttery. I was surprised. What a fun party idea.
    AmyRuth

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