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Sesame Seed Cookies I Recipe

Sesame Seed Cookies I

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"Italian cookies rolled in sesame seeds"

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Original recipe makes 7 dozen Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender-or work with your hands - until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Add anise oil (optional) small amount for it is very strong, to 1/2 cup of the milk and add to flour mixture. Gradually add more of the milk mixing until dough holds together.
  3. Pull off small portions of dough and roll between palms of the hands into a roll about finger size. Roll in sesame seeds. Seeds stick better if put in sugared water and taken out and put on a clean lintless cloth. Roll on cloth with seeds, then flatten out too about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch strips, place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove, cool completely, then store in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2004

My husband and I drive an hour and a half to Brooklyn for these cookie, and I like this recipe better. The hint of anise is nice. THANKS! HINT!!! I went thru about 6 oz. of sesame seeds to roll. Make sure you have about a half a pound ready. I also used my bread machine to mix the dough. It's much easier.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2009

Not as good as they should have been...definitely need to add 1/2 tsp of Anise oil and 1 tsp of vanilla

 

10 Ratings

Jan 12, 2004

I really liked this cookie - takes a little time to make since there are so many of them. Brought them into the office and got rave reviews. Not a kid's type of cookie more of an adult taste. Great with coffee or tea.

 
Jan 27, 2011

this recipe was great!! you certainly need the anise. Also I made the cookies a little thicker than called for because of personal preference.... great results, I felt like I was back in NY!!

 
Sep 23, 2010

these are my favorite italian cookie. We have been making these in my family for as long as I remember with a recipe handed down through 3 generations. They are great witha good cup of hot tea.

 
Aug 22, 2014

These are Fantastic!! Iv never made these before but a friend of mine wanted me to make her an Italian cookie tray up so I thought id try this recipe! So good! I did add some sesame seeds to the batter as well as coating them for a bit of extra flavor and used almond extract! These are Delicious!!

 
Aug 16, 2014

Anise oil is really not an "optional" ingredient. NOTE* the recipe as written is for 7 dozen. Use the adjuster function provided to make a small batch to try, I believe you will like them. The second time I made them, I used vanilla and almond extracts - 1 tsp each for 1/2 of the recipe as written and they were good that way too. Thank you for the recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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