These are Italian-style biscuits rolled in sesame seeds. You can a few drops of anise oil too for a sweet flavour.
My husband and I drive an hour and a half to Brooklyn for these cookie, and I like this recipe better. The hint of anise is nice. THANKS! HINT!!! I went thru about 6 oz. of sesame seeds to roll. Make sure you have about a half a pound ready. I also used my bread machine to mix the dough. It's much easier. - 23 Jan 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I really liked this cookie - takes a little time to make since there are so many of them. Brought them into the office and got rave reviews. Not a kid's type of cookie more of an adult taste. Great with coffee or tea. - 13 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Not as good as they should have been...definitely need to add 1/2 tsp of Anise oil and 1 tsp of vanilla - 15 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)