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Spectacularly unspectacular - that's how you can describe these Lebanese sesame biscuits in a nutshell. But once you start crunching, there's no stopping you. The next biscuit is already smiling delightfully.

I have to admit that I am not the most passionate baker. I like to bake cakes, but I rarely bake biscuits. Mostly, in fact, only at Christmas time. Then some friends approach me and want to have a cosy Sunday with coffee and baking biscuits together. Christmas pop songs included - "Last christmas I gave you my heart ..."

Well, is the catchy tune already there? Hahaha!
Okay, let's move on to these delicious sesame biscuits from Levant. The dough is really quick to make. You don't even have to roll out the dough and cut it out.

Just form a ball of dough, flatten it a little and then dip it into a whole sea of sesame seeds. Then put it in the oven. No pretty decorations, no glitter beads, sugar stars or chocolate drops. After about 15 minutes, the biscuits are fresh out of the oven.

The best part? The sesame seeds are roasted in the oven on the biscuits and gain an enormous aroma. Not only will you smell this all over your home, but you'll taste it anew with every biscuit.

Sesame Biscuits Lebanese Biscuit Baking
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Preparation time 15 Min.
Preparation time 30 Min.
Working time 45 Min.
Servings 25 Sesame cookies



  • 250 g Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking powder
  • 120 g Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 150 g Sugar extra fine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Tl Mahleb OR 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • 200 g Sesame


  • Preheat oven to 190 °C
  • Beat the butter with the sugar and salt until creamy.
  • Add the egg and mahleb (OR vanilla essence) and continue beating.
  • Mix the flour with the baking powder and gradually work it in.
  • Add the milk and knead everything into a dough.
  • Place the sesame seeds in a bowl.
  • Remove one tablespoon of dough from each and shape into a ball, then flatten with your hand. 
  • Press the flat piece of dough into the sesame seeds so that they stick to it. 
  • Place the biscuits with the sesame side on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a hot oven for approx. 15 minutes. 
  • Then leave the sesame biscuits to cool.


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You should definitely try the Lebanese butter biscuits too 🙂 .

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  1. 5 stars
    Super thanks for the beautiful simple quick AND delicious recipeyWE2

    1. Hello Pia,

      I have to thank you. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed it 🙂

      Kind regards

  2. 5 stars
    Very very tasty and simple. 😋
    Did both sides in with sesame seeds and added a bit more vanilla concentrate and vanilla sugar (I would only do this if you like it very sweet).

    1. Hey 🙂

      Thank you so much for your great feedback - more sesame always goes 😉

      Kind regards

  3. 4 stars
    I guess you sesame side comes to the top? The description is not very precise there, unfortunately! I made it wrong, but tastes good anyway 😉

    1. Hey Kitty,

      exactly, sesame side up 🙂

      Kind regards

  4. 5 stars
    Hello Rafik,
    I made the sesame biscuits yesterday. Simply delicious. They have a high addiction factor ;-). I have another question: Can I put the dough in the fridge for a while before I process it, so that it is not so sticky, or do you have another tip for me?

    Kind regards

  5. 5 stars
    Hello Rafik,
    I made the biscuits yesterday. They are kööööööstlich and have a high addiction factor ;-). I have one more question: Can I put the dough in the fridge before I process it so that it is not so sticky or do you have a tip for me. Thank you.
    Kind regards Elke

    1. Hello Elke,

      I am very pleased that you like the biscuits so much 🙂 Of course you can also put the dough in the fridge to chill.

      Kind regards

  6. The cookies are great and easy to make. Have taken only half of the sugar.
    Thanks for the great recipe The gibts now more often.

    1. Hello Christa,
      thank you very much - I'm very happy that you enjoyed the cookies 🙂

      Kind regards

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