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December 24, 2005


I made roughly a cookie jar full of sesame seed cookies this evening. They came out quite well. They're the only italian cookies we've made this year. We used to make pounds upon pounds of these things for my Mawmaw's St. Joseph's altar. My mom's recipe is actually pretty easy. I tend to run low on the seeds, so having extra is a good plan. (Also you can buy them in big bags at asian markets.) I also finally got to use mom's shiny KitchenAid.

3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
4 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 2 oz jar of sesame seeds

Put all ingredients except seeds into a large bowl (or mixer bowl). Beat until blended (looks roughly like sugar cookie dough.) Roll out cookies into round strands less than a dime in diameter. Cut them into pieces an inch and a half long or so, and roll into sesame seeds, put them on a flat pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

music: Benny Grunch: Santa and his reindeer used to live right here

candice at December 24, 2005 01:20 AM


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