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Sesame Seed Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Reed Davis

In South Carolina and Georgia, these popular cookies are known as "benne wafers," taking their name from the West African word for sesame.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2000



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  • maravis2001
    11 AUG, 2010
    I made these this afternoon but with a little change: I add CHIA SEEDS and some toasted almonds.... they taste great! I love this cookies!!!!!!!!!
  • Sheylavee
    21 DEC, 2009
    These were delicious! A friend made them and I just had to make them too. A very different type of cookie in flavor and texture. Can't wait to have them again.
  • kimwylie0523
    29 MAR, 2009
    For y'all non-southern folks, these are also called "Benne Wafers" (pronounced 'beh-nee). They're a Charleston, SC staple and are great with hot -- or iced sweet -- tea.
  • mollymcbutter
    28 MAR, 2009
    Very yummy. We stirred in 3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste) and 1 extra Tbsp. of flour. Instead of adding all of the sesame seeds to the dough, we rolled the dough balls in the reserved seeds before setting on the pan (we used ~1 1/2 cups of sesame seeds all together).
  • Jimar
    28 MAR, 2009
    Would love the recipe for the sesame seed candy you were talking about. Do you have it or do you know the name so I can look it up? Thanks for any help.
  • ctflowergirl
    28 MAR, 2009
    I would say the bottom left are the ones. The bottom right looks like the sesame candy that we make at Christmas time. Can't wait to try them!
  • Queenlalisa
    27 MAR, 2009
    Well it looks like to me that they all have Sesame seeds!
  • ipoole
    27 MAR, 2009
    I would guess they're the ones with the sesame seeds.
  • skeeterjane_com
    27 MAR, 2009
    It looks like they would be the ones to the bottom left...
  • cookingmylife
    27 MAR, 2009
    So which are the cookies described? The photo shows 3 different kinds.

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