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Sesame Lemon Crisps Recipe

Sesame Lemon Crisps

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"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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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2011

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 adding the lemon gives it a great aroma and flavor. One modification -- mine only took 5-7 minutes in the oven. I found it best to remove them 1-2 minutes after the edges just turn slightly brown, even though it is still soft in the middle, otherwise they can burn easily. They finished browning while cooling on the pan. Also I may try rolling in more sesame before placing on the pan next time, to make them look a little prettier.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 21, 2015

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


25 Ratings

Apr 24, 2003

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.

May 12, 2003

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 these cookies to be more shortbread texture, they were great served when still warm and crispy.

Aug 06, 2012

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 beyond a typical cookie! Oh, and the nutritional information is way off--this makes approximately 5 dozen cookies, not 5 servings.

Dec 15, 2010

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

Mar 21, 2012

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

Jan 02, 2013

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


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  • Calories
  • 518 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.9 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

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

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