Sesame Seed Vanilla Biscuits

    30 minutes

    These are delicious little butter biscuits rolled in sesame seeds and then baked. You can also use almond essence.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (150g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 125g unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) milk
    • 3/4 cup sesame seeds

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Make a well in the centre and add eggs, 1/4 cup of milk and vanilla. Mix until a soft dough forms. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. Roll each piece out into a long snake 1cm in diameter. Cut snakes into 5cm pieces. Dip each piece in remaining milk, then roll in sesame seeds. Place 3cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks.

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    These biscuits are very nice and they look awesome! I made them exactly as written.  -  25 Nov 2014


    I thought the butter in these cookies give them a very good flavor. They baked up much bigger than I expected so next time I will roll them a little thinner or bake them a little longer. I did use more sesame seeds than called for. I like these cookies very much.  -  25 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My dad was a baker and used to make cookies that tastes exactly like these! I made exactly as written and found them to be very easy to make. I dipped the whole rope in the milk and sesame seeds and then cut them into bite size pieces, instead of dipping each individually. It saved alot of time!  -  11 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)