Italian Sesame Cookies



4 Cup Flour

 1 Tsp Baking Powder

 1 Cup Sugar

 1 Cup Shortening

 4 Eggs

 1/4 Cup Orange Juice Or Rind Of 1 Orange

 1-1/2 Tsp Vanilla

 Sesame Seeds



Preheat oven to 400 deg F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.


Sift dry ingredients together.  Add shortening and mix well.  Add juice, eggs and vanilla and mix together.  Turn on floured board. Knead a few minutes. Slice pieces of dough and roll into 1/2 inch logs, cut each log about 2 inches cookies.  Place 1/2 cup warm water in a bowl, dampen each cookie with a little water and roll each cookie in sesame seeds.  Bake for 15-18

 minutes or until lightly browned.



Makes 3 dozen


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