Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup sesame seeds

  2. 1/2 cup butter

  3. 1/2 cup white sugar

  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar

  5. 1 egg

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  7. 1 1/4 cups flour

  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  9. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  10. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the oven to 350º F. Toast the sesame seeds on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep them from burning. Set the seeds aside to cool thoroughly. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, mixing until thoroughly combined. Fold in 1/3 cup of the sesame seeds. Shape the dough into 3/4-inch balls and roll them in the remaining sesame seeds to coat the surface of each one. Place the balls on two greased cookie sheets, leaving at least 1 inch between them, and bake until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Makes about 5 dozen.


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