Sesame Seed Cookies
Customary, these are made in a donut shape. I oftentimes just make them round for ease.
Now that I am grown and no longer Greek Orthodox, I just make these for my family because they love them. These are fabulous with coffee.
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- 1/2 c
- bottle anise extract
- 1 dash(es)
- of salt
- 3-4 Tbsp
- ground anise seed
- 2 Tbsp
- baking powder
- 6-7 c
- 6 large
- 1 1/2 c
- sesame seeds, untoasted
1Combine the sugar, salt, anise & baking powder.
2Add the anise extract, eggs & flour. Mix well.
3Add 6 cups of flour first to make a soft pliable dough. If needed add more flour 1/4 cup at a time.
4Scoop out 1/4 cup fulls.
5Roll each about 6"-7" long.
6Pinch edges to make a nice donut shape.
7Dip the tops of each one into sesame seeds.
8Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart.
9Bake at 350' for about 6 minutes for a soft cookie or longer for a crispy cookie.
10***If you don't want to go through the step of making them into doughnut shape, simply take the 1/4 cup fulls of dough. Roll into ball. Flatten slightly with a glass then dip in sesame seeds.