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