Cookie Recipe: Easy Turkish Sesame Cookies

Cookies are perfect tea time snacks for many people around the world. This sweet pastry appears in different shapes and ingredients in different geographies. These tasty snacks add color, taste and joy to our tea times with their different ingredients such as nuts, wallnuts, dry fruits, chocolate chips, jams, cinnamon, and much more. Today’s recipe is about a very special cookie recipe. It is a very easy and crunchy sesame cookie recipe from Turkish cuisine.

How to Make Sesame Cookies

Sesame cookies have mainly starch, butter and sugar as the main ingredients. It is loved by people of all ages with its crunchy texture and amazing taste. It is really joyful to bake sesame cookies for your loved ones. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for making these easy to make sesame cookies at home.

Sesame Cookies


  • 125 gr butter (softened)
  • 100 ml. vegetable oil
  • 75 gr. granulated sugar
  • 120 gr. starch
  • 1 pack baking powder
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • All purpose flour (around 1 cup)

How to Make Easy Sesame Cookies?

Sesame Cookie Recipe

1- Firstly transfer 125 gr. softened butter and 75 gr. granulated sugar into a big mixing bowl. Mix with a spatula until the sugar is melt.

2- When th sugar melts, add 100 ml vegetable oil and mix until all blends.

3- Add the egg yolk and continue to mix.

4- When all blends, add 120 gr starch and the hazelnut pieces and mix.

5- Then add 1 pack of baking powder, 1 pack of vanilla sugar and 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.

6- Finally add the flour gradually. Keep adding little by little until getting a soft dough.

7- Tear off walnut size pieces and round them into flat balls.

8- First coat the surface with egg white and second with the sesame seeds.

9- Put baking paper on a baking tray.

10- Place the rounded dough balls on the baking paper.

11- Cook in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees.

12- Let them cool on a cooling tray until they reach to room temperature.

13- Your sesame cookies are ready to serve. Enjoy 🙂

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