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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sesame Cookies

Today I'm going to post crunchy, aromatic sesame seed cookies. They tasted wonderful and actually the type of crackle to keep you nibbling. 
Yields: 22-24 cookies, Preparation time: 10, Baking time: 15

1 cup Sesame seeds + 1/4 cup extra to sprinkle on top
1 cup all purpose Flour
1 tsp Lemon zest
1/2 cup Butter (unsalted)
2 Eggs
1/2 cup confectioner's Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Milk
Few drops of Vanilla
Pinch of salt

Pre-heat the oven on 180 Degree Celsius. Make sure your butter is at room temperature before you start the proceedings.

Roast the sesame seeds in a pan over a medium heat until lightly brown. Keep aside. Once it has cooled, place 1 cup roasted sesame seeds (don't take that 1/4 cup seeds which we need later) in a blender until it is uniformly powdered. 
Add the softened butter to the sugar and with the help of big fork, fold the mixture by quickly stirring in a circular motion. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together the powdered seeds also. Beat egg in a bowl and add vanilla to it, add this to butter mixture. Add lemon zest. Add gradually flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend well. Take a small mixture of the dough and mould into a small ball in your hand. Dip the tip of the ball in milk and sprinkle some sesame seeds. 

Grease the cookie sheets with unsalted butter and dust it with flour. Place the balls on greased sheet. Flatten balls slightly with the tip of you fingers. Bake at 180 Degree Celsius for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Leave it for 5 minutes on pan and then remove and then cool completely on a wire rack. 

User Comments & Tips: 

  • Baking sheet should be at room temperature when dough is placed on it. By doing so you will get the desired shape and texture.
  • Try to maintain the size and thickness of the cookies so that all are baked together simultaneously.
  • Leave atleast 2 inch gap when you place the dough on cookie sheet for baking.
  • Use only fresh baking powder, to check that put some baking powder in hot water it should bubble.


This recipe goes to the following events:
Srilekha's EFM- Bakes and Cakes Series

 Champa's Bake Off event

and finally to Neha's Kid's Menu event  

Nutritional information: Calorie 70, Carbohydrate- 12 g.


  1. Lovely cookies. Thanks for the entry. I loved the first picture particularly the box/platter. It is so beautiful.

  2. Thanks Champa that was so quick. !! Even I also like the first one :-)

  3. wow ... looks super Deepa .. wonderful clicks too

  4. ki lobhoniyo hoyeche cookies. ekbar bhabchi try korbo, aabar pichiye jacche, kintu try korbo. dekhe e khete icche korche.
    Deepa, the clicks are good.

  5. Interesting recipe deepa..thx for sharing...lovely presentation too...makes me wanna reach out n take a bite!

  6. Such puffed cookies, love their looks.

  7. Crispy cookies and well presented.

  8. wow sesame cookies looks soooo tempting ...i love sesame n feel like to grab some right now ...very nicely u made them dear


  9. I love the nutty taste of sesame..these cookies look perfect n so crispy..Beautiful presentation Deepa :)

    US Masala

  10. Thank you friends for your wonderful comments

  11. Scrumptious cookies perfect...Sweet butter is our regular unsalted butter,sorry for the confusion...

  12. Scrumptious cookies...looks so crunchy and crispy and yumm.

  13. amazing looking so nice and easy to make i will try

  14. wow, they do look lovely. I love toasty sesame seeds :)

  15. Lovely cookies...its so perfect and delicious!!!

  16. Dear Deepa
    Your site is like a tinder box...seer magic ..I am getting back to baking soon..I am tired of eating those phony health biscuits.... Britannia Mary , thin arrowroot, cream cracker et al.
    Didi is going back to Blore..I told her " Deepa may land at your place...(and sayantani too...)..
    Show her the kitchen and relax ha ha
    Have good days ahead
    Ghosh Kaku

  17. What a delicious recipe!! Sure a must try for cookie lovers! Lovely presentation dear!

  18. looks inviting n mouthwatering....drooooolworthy pics too dear...

  19. cookies looks perfect and irresistible..very tempting pics..

  20. Deepa cookie gulo ki perfect hoechhe...dkhei mone hochhe khub crispy and crunchy....bhishon khete ichhe korchhe.....seasame ami khub akta bhalobashi na bole kinio na....tobe tomar ei cookies dekhe I am getting tempted to make it soon...and hyan...thanks a lot for the birthday wish.....

  21. Super scrumptious cookies...perfect n yummm

  22. Cookies look so perfect. I love the taste of the sesame seeds and this one is surely a keeper !! awesome pics !!

  23. Scrumptious sesame cookies, looks absolutely elegant..

  24. wow ! this is grogeous ..loving it...btw can we make it eggless ??

  25. Perfect cookies dear. wanna grab some:)

  26. Can I have some of those cookies dear??? Hehehe...
    for my breakfast! ;)

    How U doing? I'm just wandering around...haha! It's school holidays and nothing much going on since Hubby has left for Brazil. :(

    U take care dear!

  27. Darun and interesting recipe. Sesame diye ekdom notun type er cookie baniyechho. Ami barite kokhono try korini ebar tomar recipe peye gechhi nischoi banabo. Khub sundor r gorgeous lagchhe dekhte. Perfect cookies and I can have at any time.

  28. ding dong...... Chucky time....... munch munch crispy time........awesome. Amrita

  29. Wow, so tempting clicks and lovely recipe..kurrum karram, looks really crunchy, ek cup garam chai er sathe, aah, bhabtei bhalo lagche..clicks gulo just wow..

  30. cookies has turned out soo well..perfect clicks dear..

  31. Perfectly crispy and crunchy cookies!

  32. Perfect crispy cookies..looks so inviting,

  33. Your sesame cookies look just awesome. Thanks for following my blog. Me already your follower.


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