Recipe: Apricot Sesame Cookies

Recipe: Apricot Sesame Cookies

1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 tablespoons sesame seeds
6 tablespoons apricot jam

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in extract. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll into 1-in, balls, then roll top and sides in sesame seeds. Place 2 in. apart on un-greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Fill with jam.

Bake at 400 for 10-12 minor until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 4 dozen.

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