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.
- 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.