Black Sesame Lace CookiesUser Submitted Recipe
A beautiful and delicious twist on lace cookies
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons water
1 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 5 spice powder (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 large baking sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.
2. In a 1-quart heavy saucepan (or electric fondue pot) bring confectioners’ sugar, butter, honey, and water to a boil over moderate heat, stirring, and boil 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in sesame seeds, flour, 5-spice powder and a pinch salt until mixture is combined well. Cool batter to room temperature**. Form and bake cookies as directed below OR roll into cylinders and cut into candies, which can be wrapped decoratively if desired, or eaten immediately!
3. Roll level 1/2 teaspoons dough into balls and arrange 4 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies in batches in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, 7-8 minutes, or until cookies are flat and golden or in this case,sort of golden in between the black sesame seeds. Transfer parchment with cookies to racks to cool. Cool baking sheets and line with fresh parchment between batches.
Makes about 60 cookies, 30 sandwich cookies and uhh, a lot of candy!
** If you want your cookies super lacy, don’t let the batter set to the point where you can roll it into balls cleanly.