Sesame Seed Cookies
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted|
|Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted|
|Flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Sesame seeds||1⁄2 Pound|
|Chopped pistachio nuts||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
Make a syrup by combining the sugar with the water in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring.
Remove from heat, add the lemon slices and set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, combine the butter and margarine in a mixing bowl.
Gradually stir in the sugar and beat well.
Beat in the eggs until well blended.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
Stir into the butter mixture, mixing well.
Add the water and knead until a fairly firm dough is formed.
Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls.
Flatten slightly, brush with the syrup and dip into a combined mixture of the sesame seeds and pistachio nuts.
Arrange the cookies on lightly greased baking sheets about one inch apart.
Bake about 7 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.