Celebrate Chinese New Year with these toasty buttery cookies. The distinct flavor of roasted black sesame seeds and rich-buttery shortbread make these cookies absolutely sensational! #SweetLunarNewYear

Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!In the Chinese culture, we believe that sweet treats symbolize a sweet life. Therefore, no New Year’s celebration would be complete without dessert. As a kid, I remember Chinese New Year as a time with family, lots of food, and red envelopes with lucky money. As an adult, Chinese New Year is another fresh start. It’s a time to reminisce and really think about my goals for health and happiness for my family.

Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!I just adore the simplicity of this recipe. It’s just butter, sugar, salt, flour and sesame seeds. Mix it all together, roll it out, and bake. No fuss, no drama, kind of like the way a new year should start.

Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!These cookies are thin, crispy and have a crumbly texture that melts in your mouth. The taste is buttery and perfectly sweet with a lovely nutty aroma.

Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!Join me and 26 other amazing bloggers in bringing in the Lunar New Year with these fabulous sweet desserts. #SweetLunarNewYear Link Party:

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Rich and buttery shortbread with toasty black sesame seeds makes these cookies absolutely sensational!

Black Sesame Shortbread Cookies


  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen

Description

The distinct flavor of roasted black sesame seeds and rich-buttery shortbread make these cookies absolutely sensational!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) roasted black sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and salt.
  3. Add in the flour and continue to mix until the dough just starts to form. Mix in the sesame seeds until combined.
  4. Dust your rolling pin and countertop with powdered sugar. Roll out the dough to about 1/2cm thick. Use a 3cm round cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place a dozen cookies on each baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

  • Category: dessert, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American, Chinese

Keywords: black sesame shortbread cookie recipe, black sesame cookies, easy shortbread cookies

Recipe adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.

Rich and buttery shortbread with toasted black sesame seeds make these cookies absolutely sensational!

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