Benne Wafers (makes 3-4 dozen)
Adapted from Discover South Carolina
6 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 c packed brown sugar
3/4 c all-purpose flour
Wee pinch of salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 c sesame seeds, toasted and cooled slightly
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325º. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream butter and brown sugar together in a medium bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until just incorporated. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder. (The flour can be added in a couple of stages to prevent it from flying out everywhere.) Stir in the toasted sesame seeds and vanilla extract.
- Use a teaspoon to spoon the cookie dough onto the prepared sheet. Space cookies so that they have room to spread. Bake 7-10 minutes or until the edges are just crispy and lightly brown. Let cool on the cookie sheet 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.