Sesame Lemon Crisps

    40 mins

    These delicate cookies are elegant and lovely for any holiday gathering. They also would be suitable for an afternoon tea. The lemon and sesame seeds make this cookie perfect for an international spread for a buffet. Impress your friends with these easy to make cookies!

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    Makes: 5 dozen

    • 115 g butter
    • 220 g packed brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 70 g sesame seeds, toasted
    • 125 g all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) Grease cookie sheets. Set aside.
    2. Spread sesame seeds in 9x9 inch baking pan. Toast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    3. Melt butter and cool a bit. Stir in sugar, lemon rind, egg, sesame seeds, flour, and baking powder.
    4. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. Cool cookies on wire racks.

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    Wow! So delicious, and a great way to stretch ingredients! (Admittedly I chose this recipe mostly because I only had 1/2 c of sesame seeds on hand.) Amazing wafer thin, crisp cookies, and adding the lemon gives it a great aroma and flavor. One modification -- mine only took 5-7 minutes in the oven. I found it best to remove them 1-2 minutes after the edges just turn slightly brown, even though it is still soft in the middle, otherwise they can burn easily. They finished browning while cooling on the pan. Also I may try rolling in more sesame before placing on the pan next time, to make them look a little prettier.  -  15 Dec 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Everything about this cookie was wonderful! Very quick and easy and very tasty! Not all children may like them, but very elegant on a tray for company and great for serving with tea.  -  27 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love sesame cookies, and my husband and I absolutely enjoyed these cookies (with a cup of peach tea!). Lemon flavor added a great change in these crisp sesame cookies. Although I expected these cookies to be more shortbread texture, they were great served when still warm and crispy.  -  11 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)