Orange, Sesame, and Honey Cookies

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Orange, Sesame, and Honey CookiesRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen


Finish off an Asian-inspired dinner with a tray of these delicious, easy-to-make cookies.

Serves 36 (serving size: 1 cookie)


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1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
7.9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
Parchment paper
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon honey


Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.

Beat 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds, 2 table­spoons honey, and grated orange rind into cookie dough at medium speed. Place 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds in a bowl; scoop dough by tablespoonfuls, and roll in sesame seeds. Arrange cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Combine orange juice and 1 tablespoon honey in a bowl; drizzle mixture over cooled cookies.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 116
Fat 4 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Sodium 55 mg