Monday, July 3, 2017

Sesame Seed Cookies

These cookies have just the slightest hint of anise, perfectly complementing the sesame & butter taste.

Yield: 34 cookies


  • 15 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 drops anise oil (Depending on how strong you want the flavor to be)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 1/8 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 100 grams sesame seeds


  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.  Add the anise oil and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Once cooled, add the eggs and whisk until creamy.  Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.  Add the butter/egg mixture and the vanilla and mix until it pulls together into a dough.  It should be a little sticky.
  4. Divide the dough into 30 gram portions and roll into balls.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the milk & whipping cream.  Dip the dough balls into the milk and then roll them in sesame seeds to coat.  Place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 425°F for 15-16 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack.
Adapted from Simple.  Tasty.  Good.

I paired it with an orange liqueur ice cream for a full dessert.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Doyle, thanks for trying out my recipe! The cookies look lovely, hope you enjoyed them! Cheers, June