Benne Seed Cookies

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Title: Benne Seed Cookies
Yield: 60 Servings
Categories: Candies, Christmas, Holiday


12 tb Butter
1 c Sugar, brown
1 Eggs
1 c Flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
1 ts Vanilla extract
3/4 c Sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 325. Cream butter until soft, then gradually beat in sugar
and egg until mixture is fluffy. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into
butter mixture. Add vanilla and sesame seeds and mix well. Drop dough by
teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, about 1-1/2" apart. Bake 12-15
minutes, until cookies are light brown.

Let cookies rest a minute, then remove immediately from baking sheet. If
cookies harden before removal, return to oven for a minute to soften.

"These cookies can be frozen, or will keep well in tightly-covered

Recipe by Marian Burros, NY Times food columnist and author of severan
cookbooks. Source: _Gifts from the Christmas Kitchen_, sent by BEE to
Sylvia Steiger (THE.STEIGERS on GEnie, 71511,2253 on CI$) for the November
1992 cookbook swap