Greek Sesame Cookies


5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Melt butter and add it to the flour mixture, mixing well. Make a well and add the milk. Beat the eggs with the sugar until thick, then add to the batter, along with the vanilla. Knead the dough, then roll or pat out cookies, as desired, and roll each one in the sesame seeds. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes.


Makes 24 cookies.

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Reader Comment: "Ahhhhhh,

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Reader Comment:
"Ahhhhhh, these are the best for dunking, and they are buttery rich. Glad I found the recipe here."--Nancy Gravante

I thought this recipe was

I thought this recipe was bad. I wonder if someone miss typed a number on the amounts somewhere. I found this recipe in a rural co-op magazine I recieve and have made several other recipes in the past with no problems. First of all, I discovered when I followed the directions, dough was too dry to try to knead. I added 1/2C extra milk to form the dough to be able to knead it. then the sesame seeds didn't stick until I dipped the cut out cookies in some water first. I knew they wouldn't be sweet and that was fine. My wife loves anything sesame seed but when I had her sample one she said give it to our dog. I followed the directions so can someone tell me if I just missed something? I would not recommend these to anyone. Sorry.