Sesame Raisin Cookies Recipe -

Sesame Raisin Cookies

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"Wheatless, eggless and dairyless. I sometimes use dried cherries in place of raisins"

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Original recipe makes 8 giant cookies Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring 3/4 cup of water to boil and add the raisins. When the water returns to a boil turn off the heat. Let the raisins plump for at least 10 minutes. Drain the raisins well, then chop them coarsely.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds by stirring them with a wooden spoon in a heavy saute pan over medium heat. Saute until the seeds begin to crackle, pop and smell toasted; about 10 minutes.
  4. Combine rice flour, oats, salt and toasted sesame seeds. Stir apple juice, oil and vanilla into the flour mixture.
  5. Form the dough into 8 large balls. Place each ball on greased cookie sheets or parchment paper. Moisten your fingers and flatten each ball until it is 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on pans before removing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 18, 2003

Really easy to prepare. You have to get past the smell of the soaked raisins! Could add a little sweetener (honey or brown sugar).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2007

The cookies looked beautiful! They tasted terrible. They make an excellent dog treat.


6 Ratings

Nov 15, 2003

I am a Celiac living in Canada. To my knowledge, any kind of OAT contains Gluten, and therefore not considered as gluten-free. Spelt,Kamut, durum semolina, barley, triticale, rye, wheat, bulgar, cous-cous and barley also contain gluten; as well as many other hidden glutens. To be safe, check with the Canadian Celiac Association!

Feb 28, 2005

This recipe is really quite good! I added 6 packets of Splenda for a little more sweetness. I can't eat eggs so it's nice to have discovered this. A very healthy cookie! Thank you.

Oct 25, 2008

I really wanted to like these cookies. I had some rice flour I needed to use up, and all the other ingredients on hand. I added 1/4 cup of honey, and my kids still wouldn't eat them. I did like the seseme seeds, they were a nice crunch, but the actual body of the cookie seemed raw, even though I followed the recipe and the top and bottom were browned. Sorry, too weird for our family.

Sep 29, 2004

I agree, could use a little more sweetness.Using a sweeter dried fruit is very pleasing.I believe that most people who are sensitive to gluten are sensitive specifically to wheat and wheat family glutens.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

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

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