Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apricot Sesame Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 6 tbsp apricot jam

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in extract. Combine flour, salt and baking powder, gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Roll into 1-in balls, roll into sesame seeds. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Using the end of a wooden spoon handle make an indentation in the center of each ball, fill with jam.

As you can see it in the pictures, I mixed half of the dough with 1 tbsp cocoa. Tasted just as great. I rolled some in coconut flakes. Delicious too.

Bake them at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly brown.

Believe it or not, there's only 5 pieces left of it... It's easy to make and they really melt in your mouth!

Taste of Home, Baking Classics, p. 321


  1. buna Judith si merci de vizita. Tocmai la mine pe soba fierbe dulcetica de caise si ma uitam la prajiturele tale cu gem de caise. Sigur voi incerca reteta ta. Te mai astept pe la mine si iti doresc spor la prajiturit! Noapte buna! Pupici de la Davella.

  2. Buna Davella! Iti multumesc si eu pt. vizita, mi-a placut blogul tau foarte mult, voi trece pe la tine frecvent!
    Iti doresc mult succes, sa ti se implineasca visure legate de culinarit, si nu numai!
    O zi frumoasa!