Benne Wafers

2 c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. toasted sesame seeds
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar.

Add egg.

Add dry stuff.

Add vanilla and seeds. I get the seeds from an Asian market because they are much less costly there.

Drop by teaspoon or less on greased cookie sheet. Cookies are meant to be the size of a nickel and the batter spreads a good bit.

Cook quickly at 325°F.

Allow to cool 1 minute before removing from pan.

Yields about 100 cookies.

This is a traditional Charleston recipe. Benne (pronounced bennie) is a West African word for sesame.


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