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       Title: Sesame Cookies (Banh Me)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 20 servings
  
     3/4 c  Toasted sesame seeds
   2 1/4 c  All purpose flour
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 c  Vegtable shortening
       1 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
            Extra flour for dusting
            Egg yolk + 1 t water
  
       1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 2 cookie sheets with parchment 2.
   Grind 1/2 c toasted sesame seeds, save remaining for garnish 3. Combine
   ground seeds, sifted flour, baking powder and baking soda.
       4. In a mixing bowl, cream shotening and sugar, until fluffy 5. Add
   eggs one at a time, beat after each egg until again fluffy 6. Add vanilla,
   then add dry ingredients, a little at a time, mix well 7. Dust a pastry
   board or work surface,with flour, knead the dough until it forms a smooth
   ball    8. Form cookies by rolling 1 T dough into a ball, flatten slightly,
   place cookies 2 a part, place in freezer for 20 min 9. Brush cookies with
   egg wash then gently press in the reserved sesame seeds 10. Bake at 350
   degrees, for 15-20 min until lightly brown 11. Remove from pan and cool.
   Enjoy Dgeign.
  
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