Benne Seed Wafers



1 stick butter, softened

¾ cup brown

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

2 tsp Tahini (optional)

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

¾ cups flour

½ cup sesame seeds, toasted (sometimes they come that way) *here’s my hint – don’t buy them with the other spices – too expensive – find them in the Asian section of most grocery stores.

Sea salt to sprinkle (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg.

Beat until light, about 5 minutes.

Add dry ingredients and mix to combine.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Drop cookies by teaspoons on top sheet. I got 24 to each sheet. They will spead out into a perfect little circle as they bake.

Bake about 8 minutes until crispy and slightly browned.

Remove form oven and cool on parchment paper.

Store, if you have any leftovers, in an airtight container.

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