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29Total Time
15Prep Time
14Bake Time

Sesame Cookies

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free

About the bake

These deliciously simple cookies decorated with sesame seeds are the perfect little gift to share with family or friends. We totally won’t judge though if you just decide to bake and munch them all yourselves either.

Sesame cookies storage instructions:

  • Store in an airtight container
  • Consume within 2-3 days
  • The dough is freezable if wrapped in cling film for 1-2 months. Fully defrost in the fridge before baking.
29Total Time
15Prep Time
14Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    In a bowl combine together the flour, baking powder and salt.

  2. Step 2:

    In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy in texture.

  3. Step 3:

    Add your dry ingredients into the bowl and mix with a spoon until it forms a soft dough.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll your dough out into a 12 inch long cylinder/sausage shape. Cut in half and wrap each piece of dough in clingfilm.

  5. Step 5:

    Chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or alternatively you can freeze your dough at this point for baking another day.

  6. Step 6:

    Preheat your oven to 160c.

  7. Step 7:

    Remove your dough from the fridge, equally divide each ‘log’ of dough into 10-15 slices.

  8. Step 8:

    Roll each slice into equal sized balls, then roll them in a bowl of sesame seeds until they are evenly coated.

  9. Step 9:

    Place each ball of dough onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Space the cookies out as they will spread out when baked.

  10. Step 10:

    Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown in colour.

  11. Step 11:

    Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing onto a wire cooling rack.


  • For the cookies

    • 185g Plain Flour
    • 1 pinch Salt
    • 1 tsp Baking Powder
    • 100g Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 125g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 Large Egg
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • For the decoration

    • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds


  • 2x Mixing bowls
  • Wooden spoon
  • Parchment paper
  • 2x Baking sheet
  • Cling film
  • Cooling rack

Nutritional Information

per 14g
  • 73cal Energy
  • 4.1g Fat
  • 2.3g of which Saturates
  • 7.8g Carbohydrates
  • 3.3g of which Sugars
  • 1.1g Protein
  • 0.11g Salt

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