Normally I am a soft cookie person, but I absolutely love these crispy, sesame seed filled cookies. They are surprisingly flavorful judging by the simple list of ingredients. The sesame seeds add great texture and a nutty taste. If the idea of sesame seeds in your cookies isn’t appealing (but really, you must try it) then you can use cinnamon instead. Or better yet, split the dough and make some of each!
- 4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
- 1 egg white, beaten
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg yolks.
- Gradually mix in the flour mixture to form a thick, stiff dough.
- Add sesame seeds to the dough and mix well.
- Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Flatten the cookies to about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the tops lightly with beaten egg white.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Food For Thought.