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Benne Wafer Sandwich Cookies recipe

Benne Wafer Sandwich Cookies.

Wrap and Roll – Stack flat, frosting-freecookies like these by the dozen and wrap them in cellophane.Then, roll a piece of cardboard or construction paper aroundthe outside of the cookies and fasten it closed with tape, ribbonor other decorative wrappings.

Recipe: Benne Wafer SandwichCookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted*
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extractFilling:
1 cup (6 ounces) dark, semisweet or milk chocolate, chopped

  • For Cookies: Preheat oven to 375°F(190°C). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, saltand baking powder. Add sesame seeds, brown sugar, melted butter,egg and vanilla extract; mix until blended.
  • Shape dough into dime-sized balls, place2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets (cookies willspread).
  • Bake 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightlybrowned. Cool cookies directly on baking sheet until set (about3 minutes). Transfer to rack to cool completely.
  • For Filling: Place chocolate in mediummicrowave-safe dish. Microwave 30 seconds on high, stir and continueto microwave in 10 to 20-second intervals, stirring after eachuntil chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Spread 1 teaspoon chocolate between twocookies; allow chocolate to set.
  • Store cookies in airtight container atroom temperature, separating layers with parchment paper, forup to 5 days.

    Makes 3 dozen sandwich cookies.

    *To toast sesame seeds: Place the sesameseeds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes,watching closely, until lightly browned.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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    Sesame, a plant with a long history of cultivation, was probably first grown in Africa; West Africans, brought to this country as slaves in the h and h centuries, called sesame “benne” and legend had it that eating sesame seeds brought good luck. Recipe Title ?

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