Crunchy Sesame Seed Cookies

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Cookie time. -)
Awesome cookies, very crunchy, very light, addictive, a little hard, so you need to make them thin.

Sesame seeds

Crunchy Sesame Seed Cookies

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  •  1tbsp black sesame seeds or chia seeds
  •  1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  •  1 tbsp flax seeds
  •  ¼ cup of raw sugar
  •  2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 tsp cream of tartar
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  •  ¼ tsp salt
  •  1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, very soft
  •  1 cup granulated sugar
  •  1 large egg
  •  2 tsp bourbon



Center the oven rack and preheat the oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.


Mix the seeds and coarse sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.


Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk thoroughly.


With a spoon in a medium bowl or with a mixer, mix the butter with the granulated sugar until smooth and well blended but not fluffy. Add the egg and bourbon and mix until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix until completely incorporated.


Using a small ice cream scoop (or just a tablespoon), measure out the dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Press each ball into the seed mixture on both sides, flattening the ball to about 1/2-inch thick. Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet spacing them 2 inches apart.


Bake the cookies, in batches, for about 14 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned, rotating the baking sheet from front to back halfway through the baking time to ensure even baking. Set the baking sheet or just the parchment on a rack to cool. Cool completely before stacking or storing. It may be kept in an air-tight container for at least 2 weeks.

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    November 21, 2011 at 5:37 am

    They sure look crunchy:)

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    November 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Wow! My husband doesn't care for the super sweet cookies that come out this time of year (I like ANY cookie), but he'd love these! Thank you for such a tasty option…he'll be thrilled!

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    November 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love these pictures, the cookies look gorgeous! I love this recipe, it's different and looks fabulous 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty..
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    November 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    These are supercute! Finally I have a recipe to use up all my seeds – I've been eating them raw!

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Yelena! How are you? I stopped by to visit and say thank you for the friend request on FB. I really like the look of your blog. Well layed out. Great recipes and wonderful pictures. The photos of the cookie atop the glass of milk are very artistic. Again, thanks. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you. By the way, if you get a chance, please stop by and visit my blog.

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    November 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I saw these pictures on foodgawker earlier and didn't realize it was you! I hearted it 🙂 Lovely.

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