Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

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  2. 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

  3. 2 large eggs -- beaten

  4. 2/3 cup milk

  5. 1 1/4 cups semolina flour or pastry flour

  6. grated zest of one lemon

  7. 1 tablespoon baking powder

  8. 1 egg beaten with

  9. 1 T water for egg wash

  10. 2/3 cup sugar

  11. 1 cup crisco or 1/2 c crisco and 1/2 c butter

  12. 2 cups sesame seeds

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. The original recipe calls for lard which gives the cookies the proper texture and flavor.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.

  3. Mix the flours and baking powder; then add the sugar and mix. Add the lard, or Crisco and/or butter and work into flour until it resembles coarse corn meal. Add the eggs and lemon zest, then add milk a little at a time and work until a ball of dough is formed.

  4. Divide into 4 pieces. Roll each piece on floured surface into a rope about 12 inches long and the thickness of your middle finger. Cut the ropes into 2 inch pieces. Dip each piece into the egg wash, roll in sesame seeds to coat on all sides and place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool on wire racks.


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