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Sesame cookies

Ingredients

100 g hard margarine or butter
125 g white sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon anise seeds, grinded
100 ml soy milk
350 g flour
50 g sesame seeds

Servings: 15



Recipe directions

Beat together the margarine and sugar to obtain a creamy mixture. Add the soy milk, baking powder, eggs (leave 1/4 for later), anise seeds and flour. Knead dough with your hands. Take pieces of dough the size of a walnut and form small doughnuts.
Make a topping by mixing the remaining egg with the sesame seeds. Dip top halve of each cookie in the topping.
Place the sesame cookies on a greased baking plate and bake in a preheated oven at 350° F (180° C) during about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the sesame cookies from the oven a cool on a wire screen.

Sesame facts

Sesame seeds are produced by the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum), which originates form Asia and Africa and is now mainly grow in Central America, China, Middle East and the United States.
Sesame seeds ripen in fruits which explode and release the seeds when ripe and dried. They are very versatile and can be used in many recipes instead of nuts. They have a nice nutty flavour, which is enhanced after roasting.
Sesame is one of the oldest foods known. Already 1500 BC was sesame used by the Egyptians. In the Western world they are used to decorate the sesame seed buns.
Sesame seeds are every good source of calcium , vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids.

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