Sweet Sesame Crisps

Sweet Sesame Crisps – Homemade

We argued for a long time over the most appropriate name for these round, flat sesame things. We discussed their terms: cookies, cookie crisps, crunches, and crackers. The final decision on their name rests with me as the author of this piece: Sweet Sesame Crisps it is.

Is that a cookie I smell? Are you sure it’s not a dud? More work to say. This style of crisp, crunchy sesame snack can be found all over Asia in various forms. They can be enjoyed as a sweet snack with a cup of coffee or tea or used as a savory dip with a bowl of hummus.

You’ll need only a few simple pantry staples to whip up a batch of these delicious sweet sesame crisps at home. The secret is to pour the batter into circles using a piping bag (a ziplock with a hole cut in the corner). There are only 5 main ingredients and the recipe yields about 3 dozen.


  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of raw sesame seeds


  1. To make foamy egg whites, beat the whites until they become foamy. Beat in the powdered sugar until it is completely incorporated. Combine the flour and oil with a mixer. The sesame seeds should be mixed in at this point. Relax for twenty minutes while the ingredients combine.
  2. Put the oven temperature at 350 degrees. Using parchment paper, prepare a baking sheet. Put the batter into a zip-top bag and snip off a 1/4-inch corner.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the parchment paper, spacing them about 1.5 inches apart. Wait 15–18 minutes before checking on it to see if it’s golden. Serve after chilling.

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