Greek Sesame Biscuits

    1 hour 32 minutes

    These are delightful Greek biscuits which are traditionally baked in an S-shape and covered with sesame seeds. You'll love them!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 125g butter
    • 65g copha
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour32min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Cream together butter or margarine and copha. Add sugar, flour, baking powder, 1 egg , vanilla, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and milk.
    3. Chill dough until easy to handle.
    4. On a floured board roll tablespoon size pieces into ropes. Place on baking tray in S shapes. Brush with remaining egg that is beaten with 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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    They were really good  -  30 Aug 2014


    YUM! These are very delicate in flavor. Just a hint of spice and not too sweet. I did use an extra egg in the batter by accident, but they were so light and puffy that I would do the same again. I also rolled mine in powdered sugar instead of flour for just a touch more sweetness. My children LOVE these and I didn't expect them to since they are not very sweet. Hint: Bake just until edges are set for light, soft cookies; do not brown.  -  02 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I wasn't familiar with this type of cookie, so I can't speak to its authenticity, but it was easy to prepare and had a good taste, although slightly dry texture (which is probably characteristic for this type of recipe). My family enjoyed it slightly more than I did -- they very much enjoyed it. Interestingly, the aftertaste is actually MORE appealing (to me). My family said they'd want me to make it again.  -  17 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)