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benne cakes sesame cookies


i have adjusted the flour amount due to the review stating that they flattened out. benne cakes are a food from west africa. benne means sesame seeds. the sesame seeds are eaten for good luck. i am posting this recipe as a effort to broaden my recipes to include different foods from different regions of the world. hope you will all enjoy these.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 325f
  2. Lightly spray cookie sheet with oil
  3. Mix together the brown sugar and butter
  4. And beat until they are creamy
  5. Stir in the egg
  6. Vanilla extract
  7. And lemon juice
  8. Add flour
  9. Baking powder
  10. Salt
  11. And sesame seeds
  12. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  13. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are browned
  14. Enjoy !

Step 8

Total Time in Minute 35

Ingredients Count 9

cooking benne cakes  sesame cookies

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Brown sugar



Vanilla extract

Fresh lemon juice

All-purpose flour

Baking powder


Toasted sesame seeds

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