Simsim/Sesame Cookies (Baksum)
Crispy Simsim/Sesame Cookies, known as Baksum in the Middle East.
Servings: 36 cookies
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1½ tsp. vanilla
- 2¼ cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cardamom (optional)
- ½ cup sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375-degree F
Beat eggs using a mixer. Add oil and vanilla, then mix until combined. Add sugar and mix until smooth.
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and cardamom (if using) into a medium-sized bowl then gradually add to the wet ingredients while the mixer is running on low.
Form approximately 1 tablespoon of dough into finger-shaped/sized logs. Roll the logs in the sesame seeds, to coat on all sides.
Arrange the logs on parchment-lined cookie sheets, allowing room for expansion. Gently flatten with your hand.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden in color. Enjoy with tea!
- Various oils can be used to make simsim sesame cookies. This includes olive oil, butter, and coconut oil. I've also used peanut oil, which gives them a nutty flavor.
- These cookies can be formed into different shapes. This includes being braided into ropes, shaped into circles, or small doughnuts.
- Cardamom isn't always included, but totally works in this recipe, so if you love cardamom, here's another way to use it.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g