Sunday, May 1, 2011

Roasted Sesame Seeds Cookies



Roasted Sesame Seeds Cookies ... Delicious cookies coated with toasted sesame seeds.

Roasted Sesame Seeds Cookies
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 Makes : 36 ( balls ) or 6 dozen ( roll-out ) cookies

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm.  ghee ( clarified butter )
  • 125 gm.  sesame seeds
  • 275 gm.  plain flour
  • 1 tsp.  baking powder
  • 150 gm.  powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • Milk, as required
    Method :
    • Melt ghee and refrigerate until it becomes solid.
    • In a pan, lightly roast sesame seeds over low heat; stirring until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
    • Preheat oven at 180 C. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
    • Sieve baking powder with flour. Add half of sesame seeds and keep aside.
    • Remove ghee from refrigerator. In a large bowl, beat ghee and sugar until creamy.
    • Add egg & vanilla and beat well.
    • Gradually work in the flour mixture. Mix gently with hands until it comes together.
    • If the dough is too dry to hold, add little milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it comes together.

    For balls :
    • Divide the dough into 36 equal sized balls, roll in remaining sesame seeds; then flatten slightly with your palms.
    • Arrange on the prepared baking tray, 1" apart.
    • Bake for 12 - 14 minutes. Remove from oven as soon as they turn golden, although some of them might still be soft.
    • Remove from the baking tray and let them cool on the wire rack. They will become crispy after cooling.

    For roll-out cookies :
    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
    • Sprinkle remaining sesame seeds on the rolled dough. Lightly press / roll once again with rolling pin.
    • Cut them using a cookie cutter. Arrange them on the baking tray, 1" apart.
    • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from oven as soon as they turn golden.
    • Remove from the baking tray and let them cool on the wire rack.

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

    22 comments :

    1. These cookies look awesome!

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    2. Oh dear... This looks perfectly baked and so very delish...

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    3. Waoo..very detailed & wonderful post..love the step by step Lovely(hearts) recipe..i am not good in baking but i must try someday..hmmm
      Well keep it up my dear..

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    4. Wow! Cookies looks perfect.. want to try this sometime..

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    5. Really love these sesame seed cookies.

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    6. delicious soft cookies wonderful shapes

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    7. Delicious and perfectly baked cookies

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    8. Simply delicious... looks so crispy and flavourful:)
      Reva

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    9. I love the nutty taste of sesame n these cookies sound addictive :)
      US Masala

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    10. My mom loves sesame. Hope I have time to bake some and make it as a gift for mother's day! Thanks for sharing!

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    11. Wow those cookies looks wonderful,cute and very adorable..

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    12. Love these cookies...especially the sesame topping is making me drool over these..great job girl.

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    13. Thank you so much everyone for liking this post. Hope you give it a try someday :)

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    14. Love the flavor of sesame in this!!! Yummy cookies!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

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    15. Wow!!! loved this step by step pics. Very helpful.

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    16. Ambreen, first I'd like to thank you for passing the award to me...I am very honored. The sesame cookies look very tasty, and I love the heart shape, so cute. Have a great week ahead :-)

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    17. Thank you so much everyone :)

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    18. I can imagine how good aroma of this cookie! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    19. Thank you Sonia for visiting. Glad you like the recipe :)

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    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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