Sesame Seed Cookies - Jih Maah Baang

  • 1/2 cup leaf lard or oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs. ice water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

If lard is used, melt it and cool slightly. Sift the four, baking powder, and sugar into a bowl. Make a well in the center and drop the lard or oil, the egg, and water into it. Work in the flour mixture with the hand until a smooth ball of dough is formed. Roll out 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a cookie cutter; arrange on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with the egg yolk and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until browned.

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