Food & Drink

Sesame Seed Cookies

Holiday scents for many include the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven. Bellingham Herald readers share these recipes and the family memories that go along with them.


Mary Lindeman of Bellingham says this recipe seems to be requested by family and friends more than any other.


1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Sesame seeds to coat.


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.

Mix flour, soda and salt and add to first mixture.

Chill dough.

Roll dough into balls and roll each in sesame seeds.

Place on cookie sheet or parchment paper.

Bake 10 minutes.

Let set for a minute or two before removing to cookie rack to cool.

Makes 2 dozen.