Category: Dessert | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins
Makes: Approx. 1 dozen cookies
A traditional African cookie, these benne wafers are popular in Nigeria. Crispy, nutty and easy to make, these cookies are perfect as quick weekday snacks!
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- 1 cup sesame seeds, toasted
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Toast sesame seeds by placing them on an ungreased baking sheet and toasting at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, egg, vanilla extract, flour, salt, baking powder and toasted sesame seeds together until well combined.
4. Drop the dough into teaspoon-sized balls onto a greased baking sheet. Spread the cookies out so that there are 2 inches of room between each cookie.
5. Bake at 375 for 5-6 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to sit for 2-3 minutes. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container. Makes 1 dozen cookies.
6. Enjoy with family and friends!
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