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Apricot Sesame Seeds Cookies

These tasty temptations are very similar to Russian Tea Cookies.
They have just right touch of sesame seeds and apricot jam to tickle any sweet tooth.
You can substitute peach, strawberry or raspberry jam if you like.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds
6-7 Tbsp. apricot jam
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Beat/cream butter with powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract.
Gradually add flour and salt to the creamed butter mixture and mix well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sesame seeds and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 3/8-inch deep indentation in the center of each ball. Fill with jam.
Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks and cool.
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{ 22 comments… add one }
  • Loveforfood 03/29/2012, 6:59 AM

    The food looks so delicious and is presented so beautifully

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:11 PM

      Thank you 🙂 It tastes even better !!!

  • Kiri W. 03/29/2012, 2:13 PM

    How interesting! I’ve never seen sesame seeds in jam cookies, I’d be happy to try these 🙂

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:13 PM

      Kiri, give them a try, you will love them 🙂

  • Anu 03/29/2012, 2:24 PM

    Looks delicious.

  • Nadia 03/29/2012, 8:40 PM

    Something new to me with sesame seeds in cookies.but sounds delicious,and apricot jam is the best! Great presentation.

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:16 PM

      Nadia, thank you.!!! same here, it was new to me. I love sesame seeds, so I gave it a try. Very delicious.

  • Anonymous 03/30/2012, 5:23 AM

    looks yummy! Can you post another cake recipes! you bake the best thanks sweetie

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:31 PM

      Thank you so much, nice to hear that. Yes, lot more cake recipes are coming. Thanks for visiting my blog, come back soon 🙂
      P.S. what is your name ???

  • Lavanya 03/30/2012, 6:43 AM

    Your blog has some of the best clicks. Glad to follow u. Do visit my blog when you get time.

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:33 PM

      Thanks for visiting. I am glad you like it.
      I am on my way to yours.

  • French Whisk 03/30/2012, 3:26 PM

    These cookies look so delicate! Like they’d just melt in your mouth… hmmm might have to investigate! 🙂

    • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:36 PM

      Haha Alyson, sure, do some investigation. They do melt in your mouth, you’ll love them. Enjoy 🙂

  • Kate 03/30/2012, 5:42 PM

    they look so delicious))) Me like cookies)))

  • Follow foodie 04/01/2012, 1:40 AM

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  • Tiffany 04/01/2012, 2:29 AM

    So beautiful! I wonder what they would look like with black sesame seeds!

  • Kait Lun 04/02/2012, 1:43 PM

    these look delicious!,

  • Inessa 04/03/2012, 3:37 PM

    Thank you all!!! 🙂

  • Dee Cee 04/04/2012, 2:30 AM

    I love the taste of roasted sesame seeds… just magical. I hope to try out this recipe on spring break next week 🙂

  • Melissa 09/19/2016, 4:45 AM

    Unsalted, or salted butter, please?

    • Inessa 10/15/2016, 4:17 PM

      Melissa, unsalted butter please.
      thank you

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