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Sesame Seed Cookies I

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Italian cookies rolled in sesame seeds"
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Ingredients

servings 136 cals
Original recipe yields 42 servings (7 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Combine flour and sugar in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender-or work with your hands - until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. Add anise oil (optional) small amount for it is very strong, to 1/2 cup of the milk and add to flour mixture. Gradually add more of the milk mixing until dough holds together.
  3. Pull off small portions of dough and roll between palms of the hands into a roll about finger size. Roll in sesame seeds. Seeds stick better if put in sugared water and taken out and put on a clean lintless cloth. Roll on cloth with seeds, then flatten out too about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2 inch strips, place on ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove, cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 136 calories; 8.2 g fat; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My husband and I drive an hour and a half to Brooklyn for these cookie, and I like this recipe better. The hint of anise is nice. THANKS! HINT!!! I went thru about 6 oz. of sesame seeds to ro...

Most helpful critical review

Not as good as they should have been...definitely need to add 1/2 tsp of Anise oil and 1 tsp of vanilla

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My husband and I drive an hour and a half to Brooklyn for these cookie, and I like this recipe better. The hint of anise is nice. THANKS! HINT!!! I went thru about 6 oz. of sesame seeds to ro...

I really liked this cookie - takes a little time to make since there are so many of them. Brought them into the office and got rave reviews. Not a kid's type of cookie more of an adult taste. ...

Not as good as they should have been...definitely need to add 1/2 tsp of Anise oil and 1 tsp of vanilla

this recipe was great!! you certainly need the anise. Also I made the cookies a little thicker than called for because of personal preference.... great results, I felt like I was back in NY!!

these are my favorite italian cookie. We have been making these in my family for as long as I remember with a recipe handed down through 3 generations. They are great witha good cup of hot tea.

Anise oil is really not an "optional" ingredient. NOTE* the recipe as written is for 7 dozen. Use the adjuster function provided to make a small batch to try, I believe you will like them. ...

I have a similar recipe on my website that is a little less complicated. The photo of the finished product was so similar to mine, I thought it was the same. Mine is different with more of a Med...

Easy excellent recipe with an authentic taste !

These are Fantastic!! Iv never made these before but a friend of mine wanted me to make her an Italian cookie tray up so I thought id try this recipe! So good! I did add some sesame seeds to the...