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Sesame Lemon Crisps

Sesame Lemon Crisps


"These delicate cookies are elegant and lovely for any holiday gathering. They also would be suitable for an afternoon tea. The lemon and sesame seeds make this cookie perfect for an international spread for a buffet. Impress your friends with these easy to make cookies!"
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servings 518 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 518 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease cookie sheets. Set aside.
  2. Spread sesame seeds in 9x9 inch baking pan. Toast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Melt butter and cool a bit. Stir in sugar, lemon rind, egg, sesame seeds, flour, and baking powder.
  4. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Cool cookies on wire racks.

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  1. 28 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Wow! So delicious, and a great way to stretch ingredients! (Admittedly I chose this recipe mostly because I only had 1/2 c of sesame seeds on hand.) Amazing wafer thin, crisp cookies, and add...

Most helpful critical review

No lemon taste. Guess I should have doubled zest. It is easy.

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Wow! So delicious, and a great way to stretch ingredients! (Admittedly I chose this recipe mostly because I only had 1/2 c of sesame seeds on hand.) Amazing wafer thin, crisp cookies, and add...

Everything about this cookie was wonderful! Very quick and easy and very tasty! Not all children may like them, but very elegant on a tray for company and great for serving with tea.

I love sesame cookies, and my husband and I absolutely enjoyed these cookies (with a cup of peach tea!). Lemon flavor added a great change in these crisp sesame cookies. Although I expected thes...

We love sesame seeds and lemon, and these are tasty little cookies. My toddler loved helping me stir everything together, and they were so easy! Thanks for a family-friendly recipe that's beyo...

I liked the cookies, ours turned out thin. My 12 year old daughter loved them. The sesame seeds seem to fade into the cookie.

Excellent cookie for tea! Just added more sesame seeds and lemon zest!!

Double lemon zest. Cooked about 7 minutes for 1tsp size, 5 min. For 1/2 tsp. size.

I really enjoyed these and I used two lemons worth of zest (really like lemon). Will make again for sure! Thank you for sharing!

Great recipe. Not mixed in the 'orthodox' method of making cookies, but turned out great! I added more lemon zest as lemon is one of our favourite flavours, and on my 2nd time making the recip...

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