Christmas Recipes

Benne Wafer Sandwich Cookies

A traditional recipe from the Old South, benne wafers are thin, crisp cookies made with REAL Butter, brown sugar and sesame seeds. This updated version sandwiches two benne wafers together with a filling of melted chocolate to make one delicious cookie!

Benne Wafer Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted*
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Filling

  • 1 cup dark, semisweet or milk chocolate, chopped

Instructions

Cookies

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Add sesame seeds, brown sugar, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract; mix until blended.
  3. Shape dough into dime-sized balls, place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets (cookies will spread).
  4. Bake 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Cool cookies directly on baking sheet until set (about 3 minutes).
  6. Transfer to rack to cool completely.

Filling

  1. Place chocolate in medium microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds on high, stir and continue to microwave in 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring after each until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread 1 teaspoon chocolate between two cookies; allow chocolate to set.
  2. Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature, separating layers with parchment paper, for up to 5 days.

Notes

* To toast sesame seeds, place the sesame seeds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes, watching closely, until lightly browned.

Attribution

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin



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