Honey Sesame Cookies Recipe

Honey Sesame Cookies. Xavi Talleda
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 3 Dozen Cookies (serves 12)
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This honey sesame cookies recipe from Corsica most likely originated in Turkey centuries ago, since it is essentially the same as the Turkish barazek. A coating of honey-dipped, toasted sesame seeds is what gives these delicious cookies their special kick. They taste especially good on the first or second day after baking with a strong cup of tea.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped pistachios (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Stir together the sesame seeds, honey, and water. Place them in a wide, shallow bowl or on a small plate and set it aside.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture is sandy with a few pea-sized pieces of butter throughout. Stir in 1/3 water and the pistachios, if desired, until the dough just holds together.
  4. Take a heaping teaspoon of dough and form it into a ball, and then dip one-half of the ball into the toasted sesame-honey mixture. Repeat this with the remaining dough, arranging the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet, sesame side up.
  1. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes, or until they turn light, golden brown. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack.
  2. This honey sesame cookie recipe makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies.