Israeli Sesame Cookies

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Today is Israel Independence Day – called Yom Ha-ahz-ma-oot, in Hebrew. So in honor of this, here is a simple recipe for a healthy cookie made of sesame seeds. I use the plain, white ones but you can use a mixture of the white and black sesame seeds for a more striking appearance.

These cookies are light and pretty fragile and almost melt in your mouth. I was given this recipe many years ago by a former Miss Jerusalem! She said this was one of her family’s most requested cookie. They’re a favorite of mine, too.

Israeli Sesame Cookies

  • 1# sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Preheat oven to 350º and line sheet pans with parchment paper.

Mix all together. Use falafel maker, small spoonfuls, or small (60) cookie scooper.

Bake for 15-20 minutes – they don’t spread but burn easily so watch. They’re done when bottoms are golden and edges are golden.

Let sit for a minute on the sheet pan, then carefully remove to cooling racks. Take care; they are quite fragile!

Makes 6 dozen using small 60 scooper.

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