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Sicilian Sesame Seed Cookies Sesame seeds can be eaten raw, or they can be baked or toasted to bring out more of their natural nutty flavor.These delicious cookies are not too swe
Prep Time: 10 Min– ½ cup sesame seeds – 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tsp baking powder – ⅛ tsp salt – ¼ cup margarine softened (or unsalted butter or lard) – ¼ cup
What shape are Sicilian Sesame Seed Cookies? In the area of Taormina I have seen them shaped sort of oval- oblong. In Palermo they are rectangular. You could make them sort of oval
Step 1Lightly toast the sesame seeds. I’ve seen recipes where you don’t toast the seeds, but I prefer to lightly toast them.
Step 2whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Step 3mix the margarine (or butter or lard) with the sugar until it’s nice and fluffy.
Step 4mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
Step 5add the milk a bit at a time (I used unsweetened almond milk). This is if you were using an egg, when you would add it in. I made these vegan and used almond milk in place of
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Step 6Here is how the dough is when it’s ready.
Step 7form the cookies and roll them around in the toasted sesame seeds.
Step 8It’s important to roll the cookies the same size, that way they’ll bake evenly. You could brush a little milk on the cookies before rolling in the seeds to help them stic
Step 9bake them until their golden. I spread mine out over two baking sheets.
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