Thursday, December 6, 2012

Festive Sesame Snap Cookies Recipe

We are seriously getting into the Christmas Spirit and these little cookies just scream Festive Flair   Delicious on their own, with milk, with coffee or even with a late night liqueur.

Sesame Snap Cookies
Makes 25 large cookies or 50 small

You will need
½ Cup Softened butter
1 Large egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ Cup Brown sugar
1 ¼ Cup All purpose flour
½ Cup White sugar
½ tsp Baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/3 Cup Toasted sesame seeds
¼ tsp Ground cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
1/3 Cup Toasted sesame seeds (for garnish) in a separate bowl

How to make it
Pre-heat oven to 160°C.
Beat the butter, egg and vanilla extract together until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the additional 1/3 cup sesame seeds).
Stir together until well mixed.
Spoon out 1 Tbls (for big cookies) or ½ Tbls for small cookies of the mixture, and roll into little balls.
Roll each ball in the remaining sesame seeds and coat well.
Arrange the balls on greased cookie trays about 3 cm apart.
Flatten each ball with a fork (don’t worry if they seem to crack).
Bake for about 10 minutes – until the cookies are golden.
Rest the cookies on the baking trays for 5 minutes before moving to wire drying racks to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

If you are pressed for time you can buy this cookie mix ready-made from LekkerBek (, all you need to do is add butter, an egg and vanilla extract – 
as easy as pie! It also makes the perfect Christmas gift J

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