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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.