Benne Cookies

Benne Cookies

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Recipe by  BECKE

“I got this recipe from my Aunt Sue, a great cookie baker. Be sure not to make them too big or too close together or you'll end up with one big cookie.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 7 dozen



  1. Cream together the butter and the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs. Sift together the baking powder and the flour and mix in. Stir in the sesame seeds and vanilla.
  2. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 25 - 30 minutes.

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Total failure and I followed the recipe exactly. 30 minutes was WAY too long, couldn't get the cookies off the wax paper, even when I used a cooking spray.



I'm sorry, not so impressed with this recipe. I thought they were too sweet, but before I tasted all that sweetness I tasted . . . nothing. Bf didn't like the taste at all. I toasted the sesame seeds, although I didn't use enough--didn't have quite the amount called for then I spilled a lot of them. But I'm still skeptical. 25-30 minutes--way too long. I cut it down to 20, and they still came out hard, although with the airbake pans they were okay. I'll take it to work for others to try, but I don't think I'll try this again.



This is a really nice cookie. I let them bake for about 12 min. Letting the edges get toasted was really good according to my 5yr.old niece. I didn't pack the brown sugar, and probably added about 2tbs of extra flour and held back a bit (2tbs) on the butter so they spread out what I thought was normal. Enjoy. I know we will be making this cookie again.

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Amount Per Serving (42 total)

  • Calories
  • 86 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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