Rating: 4.5 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

These delicate cookies are elegant and lovely for any holiday gathering. They also would be suitable for an afternoon tea. The lemon and sesame seeds make this cookie perfect for an international spread for a buffet. Impress your friends with these easy to make cookies!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease cookie sheets. Set aside.

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  • Spread sesame seeds in 9x9 inch baking pan. Toast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Melt butter and cool a bit. Stir in sugar, lemon rind, egg, sesame seeds, flour, and baking powder.

  • Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Cool cookies on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

518 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 65.9g; fat 26.8g; cholesterol 86mg; sodium 183.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
Wow! So delicious and a great way to stretch ingredients! (Admittedly I chose this recipe mostly because I only had 1/2 c of sesame seeds on hand.) Amazing wafer thin crisp cookies and adding the lemon gives it a great aroma and flavor. One modification -- mine only took 5-7 minutes in the oven. I found it best to remove them 1-2 minutes after the edges just turn slightly brown even though it is still soft in the middle otherwise they can burn easily. They finished browning while cooling on the pan. Also I may try rolling in more sesame before placing on the pan next time to make them look a little prettier. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2015
No lemon taste. Guess I should have doubled zest. It is easy. Read More
(1)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
Wow! So delicious and a great way to stretch ingredients! (Admittedly I chose this recipe mostly because I only had 1/2 c of sesame seeds on hand.) Amazing wafer thin crisp cookies and adding the lemon gives it a great aroma and flavor. One modification -- mine only took 5-7 minutes in the oven. I found it best to remove them 1-2 minutes after the edges just turn slightly brown even though it is still soft in the middle otherwise they can burn easily. They finished browning while cooling on the pan. Also I may try rolling in more sesame before placing on the pan next time to make them look a little prettier. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
Everything about this cookie was wonderful! Very quick and easy and very tasty! Not all children may like them but very elegant on a tray for company and great for serving with tea. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2003
I love sesame cookies and my husband and I absolutely enjoyed these cookies (with a cup of peach tea!). Lemon flavor added a great change in these crisp sesame cookies. Although I expected these cookies to be more shortbread texture they were great served when still warm and crispy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2012
We love sesame seeds and lemon and these are tasty little cookies. My toddler loved helping me stir everything together and they were so easy! Thanks for a family-friendly recipe that's beyond a typical cookie! Oh and the nutritional information is way off--this makes approximately 5 dozen cookies not 5 servings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
I liked the cookies ours turned out thin. My 12 year old daughter loved them. The sesame seeds seem to fade into the cookie. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2012
Excellent cookie for tea! Just added more sesame seeds and lemon zest!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2013
Double lemon zest. Cooked about 7 minutes for 1tsp size 5 min. For 1/2 tsp. size. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2012
I really enjoyed these and I used two lemons worth of zest (really like lemon). Will make again for sure! Thank you for sharing! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2012
Great recipe. Not mixed in the 'orthodox' method of making cookies but turned out great! I added more lemon zest as lemon is one of our favourite flavours and on my 2nd time making the recipe I added some toasted flaked coconut - not much - just a bit as lemon and coconut compliment each other well. All in all - delicious and very easy and fast cookie recipe.....Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2015
No lemon taste. Guess I should have doubled zest. It is easy. Read More
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