This week I picked the simplest recipe I could find that appealed to me: Sesame Seed Cookies. I found the recipe on Martha Stewart's website. The site features a cookie a day, and a lot of them sound great. I chose this recipe over the others partially thanks to its simplicity and also because I have some sesame seeds I want to use ASAP. I've never had a sesame seed cookie. I hope I like them. But more than that, I hope that he likes sesame seeds. If not, I'm in trouble.
Sesame Seed Cookies
Makes about 4 dozen
* 120 g all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 120 g (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
* 180 g light-brown sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 120 g hulled sesame seeds, toasted
1. Heat oven to gas mark 4 aka 350 degrees. Line four baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda, and set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add reserved flour mixture, and beat until combined. Add toasted sesame seeds, and beat until incorporated.
3. Using a spoon, drop cookie batter, about 1 tablespoon at a time, onto prepared baking sheets, allowing at least 2 inches between cookies for spreading.
4. Bake until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.