799- Sesame Cookies / بسكويت ببذور السمسم

May 23, 2020 | Desserts

Prep time :

30 minutes

Cook time :

20 minutes

Serves :

20

Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

130 grams (4.7 oz) butter, at room temperature

80 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar

1 pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vanilla sugar 

60 grams (1/3 cup) ground sesame seeds

200 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose white flour

100 grams (1/2 cup) sesame seeds

60 grams (1/3 cup) apricot jam

Directions :

1- In a large bowl, add the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, salt, and beat with an electric egg beater until the texture becomes creamy.

2- Add the ground sesame seeds to the butter mixture and continue beating for 1 minute until well combined.

3- Add the flour and continue mixing using your hand until an homogeneous and smooth cookie paste is formed.

4- Start shaping the cookie dough into small balls the size of walnuts.

5- Roll the cookies into the sesame seeds one at a time until fully covered. 

6- Place the sesame cookies in a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and press the center of them using your finger to form small holes.

7- Bake the sesame cookies in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for  minutes, or until they turn golden. 

8- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely. The cookies will become crunchy.

9- Using a small spoon, fill the sesame cookies center with apricot jam and serve.

 

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