Sesame Seed Drops

Spread these rich and tasty gems with a yummy browned butter frosting.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 3

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/3
cup sesame seed
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
2
tablespoons water
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. Heat 1/2 cup butter and the sesame seed in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (watch carefully so mixture does not burn); remove from heat. Remove 2 tablespoons sesame seed; drain. Reserve remaining sesame seed mixture for frosting.
  • 2 Mix 2 tablespoons sesame seed, 1/2 cup softened butter, the granulated sugar, egg and water in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3 Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of greased glass dipped in sugar.
  • 4 Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Mix remaining ingredients and reserved sesame seed mixture until spreadable. Spread frosting on cookies.

Expert Tips

In France, browned butter is known as beurre noisette—a butter cooked to a light hazelnut color. It has a deeper, nuttier flavor than butter cooked for a shorter time.

Sesame seed contains oil that can become rancid over time; be sure to store in the refrigerator or freezer to prevent it from spoiling.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
3 g,
3 %
),
Cholesterol
20 mg
20 %;
Sodium
65 mg
65 %;
Total Carbohydrate
21 g
21 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.