Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lebanese Eggless Sesame Cookies~~ Lebanese Cuisine

 Lebanese cuisine is more than just a collection of dishes - it is a festival of delicious appetizers, rich appealing tastes, enticing colours and warm hospitality. From the evergreen mountains to fields of Lebanon, each region brings its own unique flavours been carried across the world. So it doesn’t matter how big the table is, a Lebanese mezze can pack a lot within a little. Famous Lebanese dishes  tabouleh, fattoush with olive oil, hummus with tahini, eggplant paste, green beans, okra with tomato and garlic sauce, kidney beans, foul modama are well known around the world and the list goes on and on. A typical spread would also include kebbeh, shish tawook, kaftah, freekeh of all kinds with chicken, beef or vegetables, shish barak, mojadara, sayadiyah, a combination of lip-smacking taste and health-friendly dishes. But this is not finished, wait till sweets are served,every bite inspires another.Besides being delightfully delicious and absolutely healthy, presentation plays a prominent part in Lebanese cuisine. From fantastic mezzes to appetizing dishes, every spread brings out the essence of the incredible cuisine. So, if you sit to a Lebanese table and take the first bite, am sure you will completely fallen in love with this cuisine.

Lebanese crunchy sesame cookies, Lebanese sesame cookies ,eggless sesame cookies

You might have noticed that am running a month long blogging marathon with countries name starting with alphabets aka world cuisine with alphabets. For the alphabet 'L' i chosed Lebanese cuisine, since this cuisine is well known for me. Some of my Lebanese friends inspired me to make many delicious dishes from their cuisine. I have already tried couple of dishes for this beautiful cuisine, but however this time am going to share a super crunchy,very nutty sesame cookies. Actually this cookies goes for an egg, i skipped the egg and prepared it simply as eggless, we didnt missed the humble 'egg ' here. If you love sesame seeds in baked goodies, this cookies are just for you, make a huge batch of these cookies else you will regret soon, yes these cookies are dangerously addictive, you cant just stop with one.Sending to Bake Fest guest hosted by Nalini.


Lebanese crunchy sesame cookies, Lebanese sesame cookies

Recipe source: Maureen Abood
2+1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1tsp Baking powder or cream of tartar
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/4tsp Salt
1/2cup Unsalted butter(softene
2/3cup Granulated sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract
1/4cup Whole milk, lukewarm
2 cups toasted sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line 2baking  trays with baking sheet,keep aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Beat the soft butter with the sugar on high speed until well combined, about 2 minutes, now add the vanilla.

Add the flour mixture and mix slowly with your fingers until the mixture comes together. The dough will be very dry.

Add the milk gradually and knead until a soft dough forms.

Place sesame seeds in a small bowl. Shape about a tablespoon of dough into a ball and flatten it.

Press the disk into the sesame seeds, turning over and onto its sides to coat completely with sesame seeds.

Repeat with the rest of the dough and sesame seeds.

Place the cookies about an inch apart on the lined baking tray.

Bake the first pan as soon as it is ready and continuing to make the second pan of cookies while the first one bakes.

Bake the cookies for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown, rotating the pan halfway through baking for evenly.

Remove the pan from the oven and cool the cookies completely.

They will firm up and get crunchy when they are cool.

Store immediately in an airtight container.


31 comments:

  1. Perfectly made cookies. They look cute and appetizing. Would be hard to stop at one

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  2. I was going to comment on Korean pancakes before that next post came U are simply awesome Priya I wish I was half as fast as u.Sesame cookies look so pretty

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  3. Just pinned it too for later reference.

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  4. Sesame seeds must have gave a nutty flavor to the cookies..

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  5. I wanted to bake these cookies for Lebanon and ended up doing something else. Even yesterday I was contemplating whether to change my L and bake these cookies. May be next time. Your cookies turned out good.

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  6. Like to taste this delicious cookies Priya.Thanks for visiting my blog Priya.

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  7. Really nice to c ur international recipes...

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  8. aha daily super supera recipeya potta ennthan pannuvathu???
    Super.....

    http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.in/

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  9. indeed lebanese cuisine is so varied, it is growing big time even here in India...your cookies are beautiful...

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  10. I love these cookies. My favourite. Here we get these cookies wth sesame and nuts version. The crunchy sesame seeds with cookies love them.

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  11. Cookies look good and very easy recipe..

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  12. looks yumm! you r such an expert in baking Priya

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  13. J'en fais aussi. Ce sont de très bons biscuits.
    A bientôt

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  14. Lebanese cookies looks so good. Must try this recipe.

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  15. sesame cookies look wonderful...you're great dear.

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  16. Wow thats sure an additive cookie with sesame on to they look just fantastic :) fabulous recipe choice from Lebanese aks !!

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  17. Gorgeous cookies...the sesame is making them look so pretty. This marathon is going to pile me with book marks.

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  18. Wow, those Lebanese cookies came out soooo good. Love the nutty sesame seeds on the top.

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  19. Superb cookies dear..looks so crunchy and inviting :)

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  20. Looks so good and I am sure they tasted great too!

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  21. looks delish ! love the crusty top too !!

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  22. I seriously should check where I had my choice..such beautiful cookies I failed to see..very nice one Priya..

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  23. Yum yum yum!!!! these look so yummy.

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  24. G'day! Interesting cookies indeed Priya Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

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  25. what a nutty flavor with sesame seeds for sure!!!

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  26. They look so cute Priya. I am a great fan of sesame seeds in bakes and this would be the perfect recipe for me...

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  27. Looks good and I am sure they are delicious too!

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