These are the BEST Italian Sesame Cookies I have ever had. Once you try them you'll see why!
These were always in the cookie jar when I was a child. I am not sure who loved them more my father or my brothers. At the time I wasn't a huge fan. Being a child I liked the typical sweet cookies like chocolate chips and other chocolaty delights.
As I grew up I really learned to appreciate Italian cookies and now miss my mom's and grandmother's baking. Anisette, lemon cookies, biscotti of any kind and these now are an all time favorite in my house.
I have to make them every time my brother John comes to visit, he would be so disappointed without bringing a batch home. They are his ultimate favorite cookie.
I recommend toasting them to get an even nuttier flavor out of the sesame seeds. I explain how easy it is to toast them. You can buy them toasted but will pay twice the price.
These are often found on Christmas and wedding trays. You can flavor them any way you prefer. We like lemon or anisette.