Benne Wafers Recipe

Benne Wafers Recipe

Prep Time


Cook Time

6 minutes



Benne Wafers Recipe. A true South Carolina classic: The caramelized cookie surrounding the sesame seeds, or benne seeds, brings out their sweet, almost milky flavor.

This recipe is part of the Virtual Cookie Exchange, courtesy of Coco Cooks and


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • /2 cup parched benne seeds


  • 1 Cream together 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and 1 cup light brown sugar until light and smooth.
  • 2 Add 1 beaten egg, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 cup parched benne seeds. Mix all together and drop from a teaspoon onto a buttered cooky sheet.
  • 3 Flatten the wafers with a knife dipped in ice water and bake in a moderate oven (350° F.) for 6 minutes.


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