Friday, July 10, 2015

Monastery Cookies

makes: 2 dozen

2-1/4 cups flour
½ cup powdered sugar
½ lb. butter
½ cup honey
1 egg, separated
1 cup sesame seeds
apricot, quince, or rose preserves

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Sift flour with powdered sugar; set aside. Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in honey. Add the egg yolk. Add dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat egg white just until slightly foamy. Roll dough into 1" balls and place, if dough is too soft put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Dip cookies in egg white and then roll in sesame seeds and place on cookie sheets about 2" apart. Poke a hole in the middle of each cookie. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to wire racks. While still warm, fill holes with preserves.