There used to be a commercial version of these years ago but once you have had them home-made there is no comparison. These are not too sweet but they are addicting.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large bowl. Cut shortening in with a pastry blender or knives until the size of small peas.
Stir in eggs, lightly beaten, and lemon extract. Stir in milk on tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
Mix everything together thoroughly. Break dough off in small pieces and roll in the hands to rolls about 1-1/2 inches long. Flatten slightly and roll in sesame seeds.
Place on cookie sheet 3/4 inch apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.