Toasting brings out the flavor potentialof these highly versatile seeds.
Recipe: Sesame Cookies
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups vegetable shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon water 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
In a grinder or with a mortar and pestle,coarsely grind the sesame seeds.
In a small mixing bowl combine the groundsesame seeds, flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl cream togethershortening and sugar; beating until fluffy. Add 2 eggs one ata time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.Add the dry ingredients gradually, until well combined. The doughwill be moist.
Dust a clean work surface with flour.Knead the dough to form a smooth ball. Shape by tablespoonfulsinto balls; then flatten slightly. Place the cookies 3 inchesapart on baking sheets, freeze for 20 minutes.
After cookies have frozen, preheat ovento 350°F (175°C).
Brush cookies with a wash of egg yolkand water. Press the sesame seeds into the dough. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wirerack.
Makes 36 cookies.
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