Nanny's Sesame Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 1
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2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 large eggs -- beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups semolina flour or pastry flour
1 medium grated zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 large egg beaten with 1 T water for egg wash
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup crisco or 1/2 c crisco and 1/2 c butter
2 cups sesame seeds

Preparation / Directions:

The original recipe calls for lard which gives the cookies the proper texture and flavor. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Mix the flours and baking powder; then add the sugar and mix. Add the lard, or Crisco and/or butter and work into flour until it resembles coarse corn meal. Add the eggs and lemon zest, then add milk a little at a time and work until a ball of dough is formed. Divide into 4 pieces. Roll each piece on floured surface into a rope about 12 inches long and the thickness of your middle finger. Cut the ropes into 2 inch pieces. Dip each piece into the egg wash, roll in sesame seeds to coat on all sides and place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool on wire racks.


Nutritional Information:

2405 Calories (kcal); 157g Total Fat; (55% calories from fat); 67g Protein; 213g Carbohydrate; 396mg Cholesterol; 1686mg Sodium

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