Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nonna's Italian Sesame Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar

1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 c milk
1 1/2 c sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350.

In large mixing bowl, cream butter & sugar until light. Beat in egg & vanilla until well blended.

In small bowl, combine flour & baking powder; add to butter mixture & mix on low speed until well blended. The dough should be soft but not sticky.

Pinch off pieces of dough & roll into small logs. Dip in milk, then roll in sesame seeds. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 15 - 18 minutes or until bottom and sides of cookies are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

*These are great with coffee or a nice glass of dry red wine!

**"Nonna" is fictional, these are my own creation based on the wonderful Italian cookies I enjoy that come from a delightful bakery on Brady Street :)