Italian Sesame Cookies

Crispy, delicious and traditional Italian sesame seed cookies. Also known as Biscotti Regina. Perfect for Coffee time, Christmastime or anytime! Makes about 25 cookies.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course coffee time, Dessert, Snack, tea time
Cuisine Christmas Cookies, coffee, cookies, dessert, Italian, tea cookies
Servings 25 Cookies


  • baking sheet
  • hand whisk
  • parchment paper
  • airtight storage containers


  • ½ cup Sesame Seeds
1 cup Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
⅛ tsp Salt
¼ cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • ¼ cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 4 tbsp Milk approx.


  • 1. Dry roast the sesame seeds until they are a light brown color. Let them cool and set aside.

  • 2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

  • 3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside. 

  • 4. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and keep it aside.

  • 5. Whisk butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. 

  • 6. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine well.

  • 7. Add milk little by little and make a soft dough.

  • 8. Divide the dough into 25 small 2" long cookies and roll them in the toasted sesame seeds.

  • 9. Place them on the lined baking sheet spacing about 1 inch apart.

  • 10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the bottoms are browned. 

  • 11. Let them cool completely and store in an airtight con


Ovens may vary, please keep an eye on your cookies so they don't burn or are under-cooked.
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