Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sesame seed cookies

A classic from my secondary school home economics textbook. You usually see this during Chinese New Year and Hari Raya celebrations.

215 g white flour (with 1/2 tsp baking powder)
150 g butter
120 g sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbs sesame seeds
pieces of cut raisin (original recipe calls for glace cherries)

1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add egg gradually until well combined. Add vanilla.
3. Fold in flour with metal spoon.
4. Shape in balls, roll in sesame seeds and top off with raisin. Use fork to flatten upon greased baking sheet.
5. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 mins in the middle shelf of the oven.

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