Benne Seed Cookies Recipe

Benne Seed Cookies Recipe


Benne Seed Cookies

Course: Desserts, Snacks
Keyword: Benne Seed Cookies Recipe
Servings: 4 Dozen
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  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup benne or sesame seeds toasted


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • Add to butter mixture along with vanilla; mix just until combined.
  • Stir in benne seeds by hand.
  • Drop batter by the teaspoon onto buttered cookie sheet leaving room for cookies to spread.
  • Bake Benne Seed Cookies 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Benne Seed Cookies are old-fashioned cookies made with sesame seeds.  They are a true southern delight.  This recipe can be found in our South Carolina Hometown Cookbook.  Order your copy today!
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