September 15, 2013

37*52 Sesame Cranberry Cookies

What to do with lots of sesame?
Bake cookies?
Bake cookies.

Sesame Cranberry Cookies
Adapted from 

300 g flour 
100 g sugar 
100 g sesame seeds 
125 g butter 
1 sachet vanilla sugar (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) 
2-4 tablespoons yoghurt 
50 g dried cranberries, roughly chopped 
  • Combine all ingredients until you get a smooth, slightly sticky dough. (If you feel like it: it works very well just using your hands.)
  • Cool dough in fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll small balls using your hands, flatten, and put on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake at 180°C (350°F) for about 15 minutes.

My modifications:
I reduced the sugar by 50 g. I added the cranberries and had to double the amount of yoghurt to 4 tablespoons or the dough would have been too dry. I also added a splash of milk but only because it was necessary. Leave out if your dough is moist enough.
I also accidentally baked them at 180°C and not 200°C which left them a bit soft (which I love!).

The taste:
I really like it! Not too sweet and very sesameny (or sesamy?). Definitely don't omit the cranberries! 

Where do you search for recipes when you have lots of one ingredient that you want to use? 

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