Italian Sesame Seed Cookies (Giugiuleni)
Sesame seeds give these delicate, buttery cookies a gentle, nutty crunch.
Why This Recipe Works
To make a cookie that was all about the flavor and crunch of nutty sesame seeds, we started with a simple, vanilla-scented dough. Instead of forming individual balls, we roll the dough into a rope before cutting it into pieces, much like making gnocchi. After a quick dip in a simple syrup made in the microwave and a coating of sesame seeds, these cookies are ready for the oven.