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Benne Seed Wafers

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“According to legend among the descendants of Negro slaves of Charleston, the benne is a good luck plant for those who eat it seeds. Benne is the southern word for sesame seeds, and they make the most wonderful, delicious cookies you ever wrapped your lips around! This recipe come from the Junior League of Charleston's Cook Book, Charleston Receipts.”
100 wafer cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast your sesame seeds and let cool.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, adding beaten egg, then the flour that has bee sifted with salt and baking powder. Add the vanilla and Sesame seeds.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated 325°F oven.
  5. Allow to cool one minute before removing them from the cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.
  6. This makes a transparent cookie wafer.

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