Benne Seed Wafers

Oxmoor House
about 8 dozen


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3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (1.87-ounce) cans sesame seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating well. Stir in sesame seeds and vanilla; mix well.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Created date

February 2010