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Simple Sesame Cookies

No recipe image available.Deliciously simple, thin and crisp sesame cookies made with almonds and coconut.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sesame seeds
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds*

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter with electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in flour until just combined. Stir in sesame seeds, coconut and almonds.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Place one third of dough on a long sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Shape into a roll 2-inches in diameter. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  4. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place about 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight container.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

*Use a food processor or blender to finely chop almonds, almost ground, but not quite.