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Benne Seed Wafers

Yield about 8 dozen


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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