Sesame Seed Cookies
These delicate cookies are a type of lace cookie, full of delicious and fiber-rich sesame seeds. The seeds add a touch of protein. These cookies are also elegant enough for dessert, topped with ice cream.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 15; Serving Size 2 cookies
- 4 1/2 teaspoons honey
- 1½ tablespoons butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup sesame seeds pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons flour
Stir the honey, butter, powdered sugar, and water together in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
Stir in the sesame seeds, salt, and flour. Let cool to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Roll the cookie dough into balls, and place them 4″ apart from each other on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes, then let cool on racks. Peel off the cooled cookies and store in an airtight container.
Protein: 1.45 grams
Carbohydrates: 6.99 grams
Fiber: 0.46 grams
Fat: 3.90 grams
Learning About Seeds
Seeds are delicious, high in both fiber and in protein. However, people with diverticulitis or diverticulosis cannot eat them. They get caught in the little intestinal pockets that these diseases produce. There they go bad and cause pain, gas, and attendant swelling. Children and people without these diseases will benefit from a good daily dose of seeds in the diet. Eating nuts and seeds while you're healthy will help prevent intestinal problems.