Recipe: Sesame cookies

Preeti Deo

Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival of India, is celebrated on January 14 every year and is marked by people in Maharashtra exchanging tilguls (sesame laddoos) as a gesture of goodwill. This Makar Sankranti, try making sesame cookies instead of or alongside tilguls.

Sesame (til) cookies

Here’s the easy recipe for sesame cookies

Ingredients required for the cookies:

1 cup of chickpea flour

3/4 cup soft brown sugar

1/4 cup butter

2 tablespoons of crushed sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of whole sesame seeds

Preparing sesame cookies:

Mix all the ingredients together and make a dough. Spread some sesame seeds on a plate.

Roll out small balls and press onto the whole sesame seeds.

Place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.

These cookies, I bet have the best crunch, and the treacly taste of jaggery and sesame seeds just gives its taste a whole new dimension.

You can enjoy sesame cookies even with your New Year’s fitness resolution as sesame is wholesome and a little bit of sugar and butter hurt no one! 

Preeti Deo, India News Bulletin’s food expert, works in a Special Needs School and is passionate about cooking and experimenting with traditional Maharashtrian recipes.

Recently she has started a project whereby she is cooking up dishes following the recipes from the traditional Marathi cookbook Ruchira by late Kamalabai Ogale. 

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