For the second recipe I made “Benne Wafers”… which I should have Googled before starting! I had no idea what I was making. Little did I know that in the end, I would get these delicious thin cookies. They aren’t overly sweet, would be a good pairing for coffee or tea and a good book.
Ingredients (recipe said it makes 36 but I was able to get 54):
1C sesame seeds
3/4C melted butter
1 1/2C packed brown sugar (I ran out of brown sugar and had to use white sugar for the rest)
1t vanilla extract
1C all purpose flour
1/4 baking powder
Preheat oven to 375f and place sesame seeds on an ungreased baking sheet. Toast for 10 minutes until lightly browned. I must stress that sesame seeds burn really fast so watch these suckers or they will burn. I thought I had over cooked them and when I pull them out of the oven transferred them to another cool baking sheet.
Mix brown sugar, melted butter, egg, flour, vanilla, salt, baking sugar and sesame seeds together.
I was a little startled by browning the sesame seeds that I forgot to add them to the mixture at first and added them after.
Drop dough by 1/2t full 1 1/2 inches apart onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake for 4-6 minutes until light brown.