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       Title: SESAME COOKIES
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 50 servings
  
     3/4 c  Toasted sesame seeds
   2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour, sifted
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
   1 1/2 c  Vegetable Shortening
       1 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       1    Egg yolk
  
   Mix the egg yolk with 1 teaspoon of water.
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with
   parchment paper. Prepare sesame seeds. Reserve 1/4 cup
   to garnish cookies, coarsely grind remaining seeds.
   Combine ground sesame seeds, sifted flour, baking
   powder and baking soda in a bowl.
   In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until
   fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until smooth
   after each addition. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
   Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture a little at a
   time and mix until well combined. Dough will be moist
   and pull away from sides of the bowl. Dust a work
   surface with about 1/4 cup flour. Knead the dough to
   form a smooth ball. To shape each cookie, roll 1
   tablespoon of dough into a ball. Press lightly with
   palm of your hand on cookie sheet. Place cookies 3
   inches apart on cookie sheets; freeze for 20 minutes.
   Brush cookies with egg wash. Press reserved sesame
   seeds into dough. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until
   lightly browned. Remove and allow to cool. Store in
   airtight cookie tin for up to 2 weeks. Makes 50
   cookies. From The Gazette, 91/02/13.
  
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