Italian Seed Cookies

Italian Seed Cookies

1 cup Crisco
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs plus 1 egg white (divided)
4 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Toasted sesame seeds*

Preheat oven to 350 deg F

In medium bowl with electric mixer, blend shortening, sugar, 3 eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract
Break dough off in small balls and roll them in your palms to make oval logs about 2 to 3 inches long

In separate bowl, beat egg white until foamy
Dip logs into egg white and roll in sesame seeds until covered

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned

Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies

* Look for toasted sesame seeds in the Asian food section of stores
Two 3
75-oz jars are plenty
To toast your own sesame seeds, place in a dry skillet over medium heat
Toast until seeds turn light brown, shaking the pan to keep the seeds from scorching

Topics: Italian Recipes - Desserts

 

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