CNYEats A Taste of Utica Regina’s Sesame Cookies

by Joanne on August 24, 2011

Italian cookies are being baked, one recipe at a time, for a very special gal.  It’s almost her very special day.


Another terrific cookie recipe posted by Chris from our book A Taste of Utica.  Check out page 192 for this traditional Italian goodie.


Regina’s Sesame Cookie – makes about 3 dozen or more


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used cream)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • about 2/3 cup sesame seeds to finish *more as required.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cut in shortening as if you were making pie crust.  Add the egg YOLKS, milk, and vanilla.  Mix thoroughly.

Roll in fingers and shape like nuggets.  Beat the remaining egg WHITE. Roll the “nuggets” in the egg whites then roll in the sesame seeds. Bake at 375 F for about 15 minutes or until golden.


It’s no wonder you always see this cooking on Italian cookie trays. It’s so good!

I can hear the wedding bells ringing!


It’s almost time and we are sooooo excited!


Oh! What’s that I smell?  I think it might be anisette.  Stay tuned…

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