Most people crave chocolate chip cookies at night, me, I got a hankering for friggin’ sesame cookies! The best part, I was fully prepared to make them–I mean, what person has at least 1 cup of sesame seeds on hand at any given time?!? If you never had these, they’re bangin’, eat ’em alone, after dinner with espresso, for breakfast, or, my fave–dunk ’em in coffee! Only three weeks into the new year and already my resolutions are out the window. Oh well, rules are made to be broken and food, well, it’s made to be eaten…and when it’s as good as this, it’s a sin not to indulge.
The cookies turned out great. Firm, sweet, buttery, nutty, and a little soft in the center. Also, these are great if you add a little citrus zest. I attempted to zest some clementines, but it didn’t work out to well. If you have an orange on hand zest about 1T and toss it into the cookie dough.
I’ve made this mistake before…not cool
You would addthe zest @ this pt.
You can refrigerate @ this point to firm up
Or, if you’re impatient like me start shaping cookies now
You’re going to break off 1T size balls and shape into little loaves
Dip in milk then roll in sesame seeds
3C AP flour
2 sticks of butter softened
3/4C Vanilla or plain sugar
1/4 C Brown sugar
1 1/4t Vanilla extract
3 Eggs beaten
1/4t Kosher salt
2 1/2t Baking powder
1C Sesame seeds
Wax paper to line cookie trays
1T Orange zest (optional)
Makes about 2 Dz