Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crispy....Sweety....Salty Sesame Cookies



Crunchy and addicted, well this is the description for this cookie. I got this recipe from my friend, after she baked this cookie on a third time (so, she didn't have to tell me how delicious it is, haha).
She called me one day and told me that "Pook, you has to bake this, I love it, and it's delicious, blablabla...", I waited for her to stop talking so I could say "Send me the recipe right away!" 
And yes, this cookie is great as she said, the black sesame seed has a little bitter taste that makes eating the cookie more addicted, the texture of the cookie is crunchy, and the smell is divine too. I bake only half of the original because I forgot to buy the sesame,^ ^", and if you notice I have to use the white sesame seed in my cookie too. But if you have a lot of people waiting for your creation, haha, I suggest making a full batch, it's very good, you can keep it in an air tight container for up to a week, (but I'm sure that you will run out of the cookie sooner than that, ^ ^).
 Anyway I still feel that this cookie is great when served it with a cup of hot Chinese tea, the aroma of the tea and the sesame are a good couple.
My friend and I made some adaptation from the original recipe, as the original recipe using the dipping method to cover the cookie with the sesame, by rolling the cookie dough into a ball, then dip the cookie in milk and roll it in the sesame seed bowl, the result is a mass work space, haha, and too little sesame in the cookie. So, we decide to add all the sesame into the cookie dough, the result is delicious crunchy cookie, that I think you will love it too.








Sesame Cookies
Makes about 50 cookies





260g ............................ all–purpose flour
100g ............................ sugar
½ tbsp ........................ baking powder
½ tsp .......................... salt
60g .............................. unsalted butter, at room temp.
60g ............................... solid veg. shortening
1 ................................... large egg, at room temp.
½ tsp .......................... vanilla extract
½ tsp .......................... grated lemon zest
140g ............................ unhulled sesame seeds


1. Preheat oven to 375°F 
Prepare the baking sheet, by lining with the baking paper or Silpat.








2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, sesame seed and salt. On low speed, sitr in the butter and shortening a little at a time until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.




3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until smooth and well blended, about 2 minutes (the texture will be crumbly, but you can press it together). Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hr.






4.     Roll the dough into 0.5cm thin then cut with the cookie cutter.
5. Place the cookies on the baking sheet. Continue with the remaining dough, placing the cookies 1 inch apart.

7. Bake for 18 minutes or until well browned.





Crispy....Sweety....Salty Sesame Cookies

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Pooh
Thanks for the recipe. The cookies look great, which makes me want to try :). I just have some questions:
1. Can I use white sesame instead?
2. Can I alter shortening with butter?
Thank you very much
Angie

missy-j said...

I second the question about using butter instead of shortening!

lina said...

hi poo, Wow ur words make me an impression bake this cookies. Sound good! Anyway thanks for sharing the lovely cookies…

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