Sesame Snap biscuits (with coconut sugar)


Do sesame snaps take you back to your childhood?  These are easy to make, and are a lovely crunchy bickie perfect for dipping into tea, for the lunch box or as an after school snack or any time you are a bit peckish really! As they are egg free they are also a good treat for those with egg allergies.  I made mine with gluten free flour and coconut sugar (which is why they are dark) but you can use regular plain flour and caster sugar if you like.

I decided to give these a whirl after looking through Julie Goodwin’s “The heart of the Home” and seeing her recipe for Sesame Snaps. Here is my adaptation:

Sesame Snap biscuits (with coconut sugar)

10 minutes

10 minutes

about 30 biscuits


  • 1 C plain flour (150g) (I used gluten free)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C (220g) coconut sugar (or you could use caster sugar)
  • 1/3 C (50g) sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp himalayan pink rock salt (or sea salt)
  • 125 g butter, melted
  • 1/4 C (60g) milk


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then pour in the melted butter and mix well. Add the milk and combine to make a soft sticky dough.
  2. Take 2 x 40cm pieces of baking paper and place on the bench in front of you. Place the dough along the front edge and roll out like a sausage, about 4cm wide and 20 cm long. Roll up in the baking paper and twist the ends like a bon bon. Repeat with the remainder of the mixture.
  3. Lay them flat in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes until they are firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 200 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  5. Unwrap the dough (or you could save one for another time just covered it well in cling film or a freezer bag), and slice the dough into 5mm thick discs. Place them on the baking tray, making sure there is space for spreading
  6. Place the trays in the oven and cook for 10 minutes swapping the trays around half way through if you need to. When ready the biscuits will be golden brown
  7. Remove the biscuits from the oven but leave to cool on the baking trays for a few minutes as they will be very soft then transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool until they are hard.

 What do you think about coconut sugar?

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2 comments on “Sesame Snap biscuits (with coconut sugar)

  1. Robyn
    October 14, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve just bought some but have never used it before. I might give these a try and let you know how I get on x

    • Vicki
      October 14, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Hi, thanks for stopping by. Yes please let me know what you think. x

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