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The good old Sesame Seed Cookies... Biscotti Regina - Regina Cookies! your social media marketing partner
  • 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Crisco or any other vegetable shortening
  • 2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 2 Tsp Anise extract
  • Milk
  • Raw sesame seeds
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  1. Preheat the oven at 375F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add the eggs, sugar, Crisco, baking powder and the anise extract.  Mix everything real well.
  3. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Take a piece of dough, roll it to about 1/2 thick and cut it every 2".
  5. Take each piece, wet it in milk and then roll it in the sesame seed.
  6. Place all the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 20 mins. your social media marketing partner
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Review by Gina D , Saturday, 06 December 2014 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
Omg! So delicious! You won't be disappointed. They were just like my Nonnina's . I did however rolling them in milk as suggested etc. And it was not needed at all! It rolls in the seeds just fine and did not alter the taste at all. I felt it was a little too messy and the seeds were sticking to my fingers and got a touch messy. Also 20 minuets in my gas oven was way too long! The bottoms got too dark. So I started checking them about 15-16 min. And it was just fine! I'm on my 3 rd batch because all my family loves them! Try it you won't be sorry! your social media marketing partner
Review by Bella1 , Wednesday, 29 April 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
Oh, my! Pure delicioso! I saw these, and since I am always hungry for anise flavored ANYTHING (on the "dessert bread" side), I decided to make these. I bought the anise OIL (not the EXTRACT), because I wanted the flavor (extract smells like licorice, but anise TASTES like it). It whipped up very quickly, and the dough reminded me of a sugar cookie dough. Since you can't really tell how big these are in this pic, I know that cookie dough
s-p-r-e-a-d-s out, so I made them the size of my thumb, and tried to sort of squich them down to the 1/2 inch the recipe states. They DO spread out, and fill up the palm of your hand when you hold them. They are SOOOO GOOD!!! I only baked them for 18 minutes. This batch for me made 56 cookies! That was the day before yesterday. They are almost gone, and I am the only one eating them. :D Love this recipe! (and much better than ordinary "Biscotti", too!) mmmmm! Tasty goodness! your social media marketing partner
Review by RevLouM , Sunday, 03 May 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
Delizioso! Okay...I couldn't resist. Used XX virgin oil. Magnifico! So many memories FLOODED over me... your social media marketing partner
Review by amiavita , Monday, 04 April 2016 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
Love the taste of sesame and this recipe knock's it out of the ball park!!! your social media marketing partner
Review by Jeanne L , Thursday, 26 January 2017 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
These cookies are so delicious and easy to make. When I bit into my first one it brought back fond memories of the seeded cookies that I use to buy at Italian bakeries in the Boston area. I now think yours are even better than the ones I bought. Can't wait to try your other recipes. your social media marketing partner