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Old 05-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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Greek sesame cookies


1 c butter
1 c castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 eggs
5 c flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 c milk
1/2 c toasted sesame seeds


cream butter and sugar together with vanilla essence until light and flufffy.Beat eggs,reserve 1 tbs for glazing and add remainder gradually to butter mixture,beating well.Sift dry ingredients twice.Stir into creamed mixture alternately with milk to form soft dough.knead lightly until smooth.if dough is sticky,chill for one hour.Scatter some sesame seeds lightly one one side of the pastry board.Shape pieces of dough into thick pencil shapes and roll onto the sesame seeds to coat lightly or according to taste.Double over rolled dough and twist,or form into rings,figure eights or coils.Place on greased baking sheets and glaze with reserved egg beaten with a little milk.Bake in a moderate oven(375 f) for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.Cool on a wire rack and store in an air tight container.


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