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Sesame Honey Lace Cookies

Makesabout 60 cookies
June 1998
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan bring confectioners' sugar, butter, honey, and water to a boil over moderate heat, stirring, and boil 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in sesame seeds, flour, and a pinch salt until mixture is combined well. Cool dough to room temperature. Form and bake cookies as directed below.

To form and bake lace cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll level 1/2-teaspoons dough into balls and arrange 4 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies in batches in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, 10 minutes, or until cookies are flat and golden. Transfer parchment with cookies to racks to cool. Cool baking sheets and line with fresh parchment between batches.
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