For the last few years, my office has organized a Christmas baking exchange, where we trade our baked goods with each other so we all end up with a variety of treats for the holiday. Last year, I made these sesame cookies; they were delicious and I love the Asian touch to it! We heard of the recipe on the radio and made some changes after we did a couple runs. Are you still doing some more holiday baking? Here is our recipe for you:
Sesame Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Preheat the oven at 350F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Blend butter, sesame oil and brown sugar together. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Add flour, salt and baking soda to the mixture.
- Add in the toasted sesame seeds to the dough.
- Place dough by approximately 1 tablespoon each and put them 1 inch apart.
- Bake till they turn golden brown, approximately 13-15 minutes. Take them out and cool on a rack.
- You can buy toasted sesame seeds at grocery store, so you don’t have to worry about toasting your own and potentially burning them.
- With our oven, it seems to work best when we place the baking sheet on the bottom rack first for 7 minutes, then move it up to the top rack for another 7 minutes.
- Buy some festive cellophane bags at a dollar store, or fancier ones from Michael’s or Bulk Barn. Put a few cookies in each bag and tie with some ribbons and you have made a fantastic holiday gift for someone special!
I didn’t get to participate in the baking exchange this year because I was on holiday, but I certainly will be doing some holiday baking anyway!