Black-sesame cookies

Prep 40 min
Makes 36 Cookies



3/4 cup
black or white sesame seeds
1 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 cup
1/4 tsp
1 cup
cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 tsp


1 1/2 tsp
black or white sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Whirl 3/4 cup sesame seeds in a food processor until finely ground. Add flour, sugar and salt. Pulse until combined. Add butter and vanilla through the feed tube while pulsing until dough comes together.
  • Scoop 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Lightly dip tip of ball into remaining sesame seeds. Place on baking sheet, seed-side up, and gently flatten to 1/2-in.- thick disc. Repeat with remaining dough and seeds.
  • Bake in centre of oven until edges of cookies are just starting to brown, 9 to 11 min. Let cookies cool on sheet for 1 min. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.
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From the kitchen of Irene Ngo (assistant food editor).


Calories 99, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 9 g, Fat 7 g, Fibre 1 g, Sodium 18 mg.

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