Sesame Seed Cookies

Sesame Seed Cookies

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Lucca Rossi


Another of nana's fantastic recipes, passed down from generation to generation.


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36 - 40 cookies
30 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 c
  • 2
    eggs, well beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk, plus extra for coating
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 1/2 - 4 c
    unbleached white flour
  • ·
    sesame seeds

How to Make Sesame Seed Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream melted butter & sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add 2 well beaten eggs & mix.
  4. Add in milk, vanilla & baking powder, mix well.
  5. Slowly add in flour as needed; mix until dough is soft but not sticky.
  6. Remove from bowl and gently knead, adding more flour, if needed. Cover a let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Pour milk in a plate & sesame seeds in a separate plate.
  8. Break off dough pieces the size of a walnut and roll in the palm of your hand.
  9. Roll balls in milk, then in sesame seeds, covering all over generously.
  10. Place bals on a greased cooki sheet and flatten slightly.
  11. Bake on middle rack for about 15 minutes until slightly browned.

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About Sesame Seed Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #Cookies

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