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Sesame Wafer Cookie Recipe

These cookies are suitable both for a light snack, and a lightly sweet treat.  They're also sturdy enough to ship to loved ones for the holidays.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword care package, holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time-ish 10 minutes
Total Time-ish 25 minutes
Serving Suggestion 6


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Sugar or Sucanat or Rapadura*
  • 1/4 Cup Organic Cane Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Small to Medium Sized Egg
  • Pinch Sea salt
  • 1/2 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Lightly Toasted** Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheet(s) with silicone mats or light spritz of oil of choice.
  2. Cream the butter, sugars and vanilla on med/high speed until fully mixed. On low speed, beat in the egg, then the flour, salt and nutmeg. Fold in the sesame seeds.
  3. Drop the dough from rounded 1/2 teaspoons (seriously, that's all) onto baking sheet, leaving about 3 inches spacing around cookies for them to spread out.
  4. Bake on a middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until they begin to turn a golden, caramel color.
  5. Remove the cookies from the oven and let stand for about a minute so they can set up, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. To store these cookies, layer between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*If you use sucanat/Rapadura, your cookies will be slightly darker and also slightly less sweet. Just an fyi.


** To toast your sesame seeds, spread them on an ungreased, oven safe dish. Then set the dish on the middle rack of your oven and turn to 275 degrees for 10-ish minutes, stirring now and then. Watch these buggers carefully because they burn easily. Ask me how I know.