SECRET INGREDIENT: sesame seeds
These sweet golden cookies make a great treat after dinner, at tea time, or anytime. Toasted sesame seeds give them a delicate crunch and a nutty aroma. The sesame seeds blend in nicely but add just enough interest in each and every bite.
IngredientsNumber of servings: Makes 3 dozen
- 1 bag (14 ounces) sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
How to make it 42 minutes
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place one oven rack in the upper third and one in the lower third of the oven. Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the coconut, 1/2 cup of the sugar, sesame seeds, and flour in a large bowl; mix well.
Beat the egg whites in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks begin to form. With the mixer running, beat in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla and coconut extract.
Stir 1/4 of the egg whites into the coconut mixture to lighten. Gently fold in the remaining whites.
Drop tablespoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart on each baking sheet and bake until golden, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.