Sesame Cookies

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50 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Prepare sesame seeds.
  5. Reserve 1/4 cup to garnish cookies, coarsely grind remaining seeds.
  6. Combine ground sesame seeds, sifted flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  7. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.
  8. Add eggs one at a time and beat until smooth after each addition.
  9. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  10. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture a little at a time and mix until well combined.
  11. Dough will be moist and pull away from sides of the bowl.
  12. Dust a work surface with about 1/4 cup flour.
  13. Knead the dough to form a smooth ball.
  14. To shape each cookie, roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball.
  15. Press lightly with palm of your hand on cookie sheet.
  16. Place cookies 3 inches apart on cookie sheets; freeze for 20 minutes.
  17. Brush cookies with egg wash.
  18. Press reserved sesame seeds into dough.
  19. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  20. Remove and allow to cool.
  21. Store in airtight cookie tin for up to 2 weeks.

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