Sesame Seed Drops

Sesame Seed Drops

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

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

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.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know...
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.
Storage tip
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:

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