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Sesame Seed Wafers

Sesame Seed Wafers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 75 small cookies


  • 6 Tbsp. butter 85grams
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar 150grams
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds cooled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder


How to make Sesame Seed Wafers:

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease 4 cookie sheets with vegetable shortening.
  • In medium bowl of electric mixer with paddle attached, beat butter with sugar on medium speed until well blended and fluffy.
  • Gradually add egg and vanilla, and continue beating until mixture increases in volume.
  • In another bowl, combine sesame seeds, flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add to creamed mixture in four parts, beating after each addition on low speed just until blended.
  • Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies have spread and are lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 30 seconds. With spatula, carefully transfer to wire rack to cool.
  • If cookies become too hard, return to warm oven for about a minute to soften slightly.
  • Store in an airtight container. Makes about 75 small cookies.