Italian Sesame Seed Cookies



This is an Italian cookie recipe. Translation: the recipe is very large!

These cookies make ANY day feel like a special occasion. Growing up Italian meant that we enjoyed these cookies as part of a large cookie tray for Christmas, other holidays, or family weddings.

I would say that a little bit of cookie dunking is allowed here once these cookies are ready, as these are great “dunkers” no matter what occasion is being celebrated!

I use our Grandmother Greco’s family recipe for these cookies, but I have made some changes to suit our family’s taste. We like the taste of real butter instead of vegetable oil, making it a bit more time consuming, as the dough is chilled to keep the shape perfect, but the extra time is worth it.

I also add orange zest, which really gives the cookie a little something extra. Additionally, I like to…

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