June 4, 2011

Crunchy Sesame Seeds Cookies

These cookies are super awesome. If you love sesame seeds, then this is a must try.  I have had enough of making chewy and crumbly cookie. This time I specifically searched for crunchy cookies recipes and among many recipes I was immediately attracted to these. Sesame seeds sweets in various forms is very common in India. So,I knew I was going to like this anyway. I was so happy that it turned out so good. This recipe is definitely a keeper, something you can make and send to your friends and family.  

Here is the recipe from SimplyRecipes

 Ingredients
1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preparation
1.     Preheat oven to 325 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2.    Toast the sesame seeds in a heavy skillet over medium heat until they are almost golden brown. Don’t over brown them because that would give it a bitter taste.  I kept tasting them as soon as they started browning to check for bitterness.
3.    Beat the brown sugar and butter together in a bowl for several minutes until fluffy. Beat in the egg.
4.    Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder, then add these dry ingredients to the butter, sugar, egg mixture, mix well. Stir in the toasted sesame seeds, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
5.    (Optional): Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. This makes it easier to drop the cookies on the sheets. I did both with and without chilling. Felt it spread more without chilling.
6.    Drop half tablespoon of dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Leave 2 inches space between each drop as these cookies spread a lot.
7.    Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Let it cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a rack to continue cooling.
8.    Makes around 30 cookies.

9 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks perfect and very tempting :)
nice click.

Sadhana Valentina said...

The cookies look perfect dear!! The pic shows its taste...yummy!!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so crunchy and fantastic. Perfectly shaped and baked.

Priya said...

Those cookies looks super crunchy and highly addictive..feel like munching some..

Raji said...

Oh..these are some perfectly made scrumptious cookies. I love sesame and I might be just tempted to make these.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they look really crunchy. I love the texture.

Anonymous said...

absolutely inviting cookies. looks perfect and you have a lovely blog.
I have a space too. do visit when time permits.

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Cheers,
Binitha
yourstastefully.blogspot.com

Gexton said...

It is really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing hulled sesame seeds

Gexton said...

It is really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing hulled sesame seeds

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