Saturday, May 23, 2015

Orange, Sesame, and Honey Cookies

A little tacky at first, these get better with a little age.  Good for mixed audiences, too -- not too sweet, and slightly savory. And, well suited to an Asian-themed dinner.

Orange, Sesame, and Honey Cookies
from Cooking Light

1 1/4 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c sesame seeds, toasted
2 T honey
2 tsp orange rind, grated
1/3 c sesame seeds, toasted
1 T orange juice
1 T honey

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds, 2 table­spoons honey, and grated orange rind into cookie dough at medium speed. Place 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds in a bowl; scoop dough by tablespoonfuls, and roll in sesame seeds. Arrange cookies 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Combine orange juice and 1 tablespoon honey in a bowl; drizzle mixture over cooled cookies.

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