Toasted Sesame Seed Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Icing


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream tatar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 2 oz bitter sweet chocolate, melted


  • Mix the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add sugar and beat until well blended.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla, then gradually beat in the flour mixture and 1/4 cup of the sesame seeds on low speed.
  • Refrigerate dough for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls.
  • Roll remaining 3/4 cup of sesame seeds.
  • Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheets.
  • Bake in a preheated for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute.
  • Remove the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate and let stand until chocolate sets.

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