Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sesame Cookies

Okay, kids! Here is a simple little recipe that Darla and I were recently given. Sunny Stephens, at church, had made these for a church ice cream social. It is from her mother-in-law's recipe file. It is basically a shortbread, but the addition of the sesame seeds and coconut (which you would never guess is there!) really makes it a special cookie. You need to make it ahead of time enough to put it in the refrigerator to chill the dough. This is a delicious cookie!!!! Great with tea or coffee! I don't have a picture because they didn't last long enough for that!

Sesame Cookies
1 pound real butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 cups coconut
1 cup sesame seeds *
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Soften butter and add sugar; beat until very light. Add remaining ingredients. Separate into 3 parts - roll - refrigerate. When ready to bake, slice 1/4" thick and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 25 to 30 minutes at 300 degrees.

*Sesame seeds are MUCH cheaper when you buy them in bulk at stores like Whole Foods, where you can buy them by the pound.


  1. Oh-h! Good one! These cookies should come with a warning!
    Eat at your own risk!

    After eating these once you go home and crave them! No kidding!

  2. Linda, do you remember how many dozen this might make? The amounts of butter and flour tells me that it should be a large recipe. I think we need some of these to take on our trip. Just a few!

  3. Okay, I have some made for the trip. I think it makes between 8 and 9 dozen. I'm finding that in my oven, I am only baking them about 25 minutes.