Sesame Snaps from the School Library

While the students were sitting around the library and  “planning” their outlines about chemical compounds, I looked through  some books and found a treasure; a children’s book of Indian recipe. All the recipes had meat or enormous amounts of sugar, but I did find this one.

Substitute maple syrup instead of sugar and voila! a sweet healthy treat.

Sesame nut cookies


1 c toasted sesame seeds

1/2 c almonds

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/3 c water

1/2 c maple syrup


Preheat the oven for 175 degrees Celsius and oil a cookie sheet.

1. Grind the almonds into flour and mix in a bowl with the sesame seeds.

2. Bring water to a boil and add the spices and the syrup. Leave on low boil for a couple of minutes.

3. Pour the liquid over the seeds and nuts. Mix and let cool for a 5 minutes.

4. Spoon 1 tbsp worth of cookie mixture onto the cookies sheet. spread the mixture with wet fingertips to a very flat disc.

5. Bake for 10 minutes. (You might need to take the cookies out about 6 minutes in and move some of the batter closer to the center of the cookie; it tends to spread a lot.)

The smell of cardamom and sesame seeds wafted through the kitchen. The sesame cookies snapped as I bit into it and it was chewy on the inside. It was the perfect end to the weekend (it involved a 15 km hike!) It is supposed to get below zero this week in UB. Stick around because I’ll be cooking up some cozy fall favourites soon!

Love and light,


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1 Comment

  1. looks yummy and healthy, definitely going to try this week as I have all the ingredients in my cupboard, thanks for giving us healthy choices!


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