keyboard and plastic duck recipe archives

the recipes:

Susan's Usual Enchiladas
—Susan Gilbert

Spaghetti with Miso Sauce
—Nate Bynum

Portabella Spanakopita
—Susan Gilbert

Rutabaga & Parsnips
—Richard Curtis

Thai Noodles with Peanut Sauce
—Nate Bynum

Bill's Rice and Potatoes
—Bill Wagner

Altered States Black Bean Chili
—Nate Bynum

Sesame Fennel Cookies
—Susan Gilbert

Salad Menu
—Richard Curtis

Korean Bi Bim Bap
—Nate Bynum

Norwegian Pancakes
—Susan Gilbert

archives home


sesame fennel cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • one egg
  • 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted if you want
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed (or anise seeds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (use sweetened if you have to)

make these the usual cookie way:

cream the butter and sugar

stir in the molasses, almond extract and egg

mix in all the flour, the oats, the sesame seeds, fennel seeds, and the coconut

roll into a large log shape, about 3" diameter, and roll in sesame seeds.

wrap in waxed paper or aluminum foil and put in refrigerator to chill, or freezer to freeze for later.

when you want cookies, slice into circles and bake at 350° F for about 10 minutes.


dinner this particular evening was a potato curry soup, which is recipe-less at the moment, but the cookies were great.

—Susan Gilbert


plastic duck home | back to recipe archives | susan gilbert home