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Sesame Seed Cookies (an Italian wedding favorite) Recipe

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This recipe for Sesame Seed Cookies (an Italian wedding favorite), by , is from The Riscile Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jerry Brundo
Added: Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 c. sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 T. baking powder
1-1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. Pet(TM) milk
1 c. Crisco
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Milk (a little)
3/4 lb. sesame seeds

Directions:
Directions:
Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar together in large pan and add Crisco and mix like pie crust.

Beat 2 eggs, a little milk and vanilla to eggs and add to the flour mixture. Add enough milk to roll cookies (final shape like flat ovals approx 4" in diameter).

Beat 1 egg and add 1/4 cup Pet milk and beat until thick. Soak sesame seeds a few at a time in milk mixture and then drain. Roll cookies in seeds mixture.

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Long ago, when planning for Nicole's and Tricia's weddings, I wanted to have as much Italian tradition as possible. We hired three strolling mandolin players for the cocktail hour. In addition, I wanted to have those trays and trays of Italian cookies that all the aunts in Westfield would bake for many, many weddings (Italian and otherwise). So, I asked the living aunts and cousins to send me their recipes for such. I baked for months ahead of time, freezing the gourmet cookies, and then was able to serve six different kinds. Before I knew it, the Maitre d'hotel told me they were all gone! This is one of our favorites from Aunt Mary Riscile Ippolito.

 

 

 

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