Today I’m sharing another Rerun with you, in cookie form. The Benne Wafer Cookies Recipe that I posted way back in 2010 is an oldie but a goodie. A real sweet goodie. Benne Wafers are a traditional southern cookie made with toasted sesame seeds, otherwise known as benne. These cookies are nutty and sweet and oh so perfect! Try to eat just one. It’s not an easy thing.

benne cookies recipe

Plus, these thin wafer cookies are a great treat to package and share during the holidays. They would make a lovely teacher gift. Wrapped in a simple bag and tied up with string, Benne Wafers would be a big hit. I know I’d be happy to receive a bag of them … they wouldn’t make it home, but I’d be happy.

cookies with sesame seeds

I originally discovered this cookies recipe for Benne Wafers in one of my favorite cookbooks: Charleston Receipts. It’s a charming collection of southern recipes. I almost enjoy reading the recipes as much as I do making them. Almost. The next time you’re at the bookstore look for a copy and peruse the pages, and you’ll see what I mean.

benne wafer cookies recipe

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know how they turn out and if you need a taste tester, I’m your girl!