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Italian Sesame Cookies Recipe

Biscotti Regina or Reginelle Cookies recipe with step by step photos and video. Crispy, delicious and traditional Italian sesame seed cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Sicilian
Keyword: cookies for christmas, Italian cookies recipes, Traditional
Servings: 25 Cookies
Calories: 61kcal


  • 1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 4 tbsp Milk (approx.)


  • Dry roast the sesame seeds until they are a light brown color. Let them cool and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and keep it aside.
  • Whisk butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine well.
  • Add milk little by little and make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 25 small 2" long cookies and roll them in the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Place them on the lined baking sheet spacing about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the bottoms are browned.
  • Let them cool completely and store in an airtight container.



Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg