Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cut-out Sesame Cookies


Cut-out Sesame Cookies ... Simple, easy & delicious custard-flavored cookies!

Cut-out Sesame Cookies
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Recipe by from nigella.com

Makes: 7 1/2 dozen ( about 90  ) cookies, depending on the size & thickness of cookies

Ingredients :
  • 280 gm.  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp.  baking powder
  • 150 gm.  confectioner’s sugar ( Icing sugar )
  • 50 gm.  vanilla custard powder 
  • 200 gm.  butter, cubed 
  • 150 gm.  sesame seeds
  • 2 to 3 tsp.  milk 

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and custard powder in a food processor.
  • Add butter cubes and half of the sesame seeds, process just until the mixture resembles like breadcrumbs. ( Alternatively, mix butter in the flour with your fingertips till it resembles like bread crumbs).
  • Gradually, add just enough milk to bring the dough together, a teaspoon at a time.
  • Turn the dough out onto a on a lightly floured surface and gently bring it together to form a ball.
  • Roll out the dough, sprinkle remaining sesame seeds and cut with the cookie cutter.
  • Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 12 -14 minutes or until edges turn light brown.
  • Remove from oven, let them cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to the wire rack to cool completely.

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

63 comments :

  1. Love the nuttiness from the sesame..Bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  2. wow.. very lovely and cute cookies..

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  3. Love the flavour of sesame seeds. So tempting

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  4. hmm..Ambreen jnab kia baat hy apki..cookies seems so yummy..thanks for sharing dear..

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  5. Lovely cookies...with sesame...thanks for sharing...

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  6. adding sesame makes it so crunchy and nutty. love the cute shapes.

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  7. I've always been a fan of sesame seeds. They're used a lot in Greek and Macedonian baking. I can certainly see myself giving these cookies a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm not much a fan of cut out cookies because I'm too lazy to roll, cut and roll again. But this one looks delicious.

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  9. wow...perfectly made cookies....yummy

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  10. Cookies look flaky and yummy...can u suggest an alternative to custard powder Ambreen?

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    1. Thanks Mahi. You can substitute cornflour for custard powder and add vanilla extract :)

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  11. They look cute and delicious,thanks for sharing.

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  12. Fabulous cookies my friend, lovely :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  13. What lovely delicious cookies my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  14. Sweet and very cute cookies

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  15. wow mashAllah Ambreen these look amazing! It looks like you have quite the gift of being able to make amazing pastries! Do you know how to make zeera biscuits? My mom and dad absolutely love them!
    -Henna

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    1. Thank you Henna! I'm flattered by your words. You can check these recipes :)
      Here and Here

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  16. ooooo..... simply mouth watering. Lovely and cute shapes.

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  17. ❤•.¸¸✿⊱╮
    Biscoito com gergelim... maravilhosos!!!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ♡°º
    °♫♫♪¸.•°`♡✿

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  18. Saw this on nifty thrifty things, what a great idea!

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  19. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments :)

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  20. Your cookies seem so tasty! And the recipe seems easy! Maybe I'll try it!

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  21. Yummy crisp cookies,bookmarked dear:-)
    Erivum Puliyum

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  22. Hi Ambreen ,

    biscuits come out very well!!!

    Looks delicious and crispy :)))

    Keep on Ambreen...

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  23. Perfectly baked Ambreen..Nice meeting you.
    These cookies are tempting me to grab.

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  24. Could you please tell me what vanilla custard powder is? Can I replace it with a different ingredient?

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    1. Custard powder is actually a cornflour based powder. Use equal quantity of corn flour and add little vanilla :)

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  25. wow such a unique recipe. Never heard before. Thanks for sharing...
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  26. Hi! My Sweet Party - July with theme My Favourite Pie is now open for submission and I'd love you to join again! In the next few days I'll feature my top three favourite recipes from My Sweet Party - June. Make sure to stop by to se if your contribution is one of my favourites:-)

    XXX

    Johanna

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  27. Oh yum! Custard flavour cookies!! How tasty!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  28. Oh yummy these look so sweet,thanks for linking them up to Creative Mondays :)

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  29. What a great idea--using sesame seeds in the recipe. That must give the cookies a bit of a nutty flavor. Thanks for sharing on the Creative Corner Hop.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  30. Hi again Ambreen! I tried the recipe and the cookies are amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us! Check my blog if you wanna see how they look like,
    Angeliki

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    1. Thanks a lot Angeliki for trying it out and for leaving the comment. I'm delighted to hear that you liked it :)

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  31. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above's blog Hop. These cookies look so good.
    Debi

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  32. Ambreen, You are great in making cookies. they look incredible!

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    1. Thank you Balvinder for such encouraging words. You have made my day :)

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  33. First time here . Lovely blog . Happy to follow u!
    check out my blog in ur spare time
    http://www.followfoodiee.com/

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  34. Hi,

    You linked up to My Sweet Party in June and your contribution was one of my top three favourites. It sounded amazing! Make sure to stop by my blog to read about it. My July party is now open and I hope you would like to join again.

    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/07/my-sweet-party-june-top-3-summer-fruit.html

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    1. Thank you so much dear! I'm delighted to hear that you liked my post. So sweet of you :)

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  35. These look fantastic.

    I found this via the Real Housewives of Riverton Recipe Round up. I linked in a post about spicy mince lettuce cups. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Carole for visiting & your sweet comment. Will check out yours soon :)

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  36. Thank you so much everyone for stopping by & for your wonderful comments. I'm finding it hard to visit your blog these days ... trying to catch up :)

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  37. Looks very tempting and delicious.
    First time here and very happy to follow you... :)

    - Sarika

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  38. I just love Sesame Cookies and your cookies look delicious. Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  39. I nominated you for an award. You can check it out here: http://www.girlsgonefood.com/2012/07/awards.html

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren for sharing the award :)

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  40. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-31.html

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  41. Very nice recipe, though, i cannot decipher the
    amounts, could you enlighten plz? would love to start these right away. Many years ago i worked with a lady from the middle east, she made cookies much like these...I neglected to ask her for the recipe before she left. She called them her 'bird seed cookies' due to the sesame seeds. Thank you, [selfrun@aol.com}

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    1. I usually prefer using kitchen scale because weighing in grams is more accurate for baking. It's a little tricky to convert weight to volume. According to my kitchen scale :
      1 ounce = 29 grams
      4 ounces = 113 grams

      Cup Equivalents:
      Butter or Sugar ( 1 oz. = 2 tbsp. = 1/8 cup )
      Flour ( 1 oz. = 1/4 cup )

      Hope this helps you out :)

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  42. hi ambreen..so sweet and pretty looking.. a plateful for tea. have a great weekend

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  43. What interesting different cookies:) That you so much for sharing these and teaching me what vanilla custard powder is. I always love learning about new foods and ingredients. Thanks for your support of Freedom Fridays:)

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  44. ❤✿•.¸•.¸¸

    ♡ Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ✿•.¸¸✿⊱╮

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  45. I can't wait to share this recipe with my mom.. she loves cookies like these. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday, so cute as cut outs.

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  46. These sound delicious. I love sesame seeds. Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up

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  47. Ambreen,
    These cookies look wonderful! I love sesame seeds and can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  48. Ambreen, these r cool!!!
    Liang
    www.cookbook.liangwin.com

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  49. These look so good! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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