The 'Hummingbird High' blog recently featured a sugar cookie recipe that combines black sesame seeds with homemade lemon curd. Black sesame seeds are known for their unique toasty flavor and are a common ingredient in many Asian desserts. This recipe brightens up the black sesame flavor with the addition of a dollop of tangy lemon curd.
To make the black sesame seed cookies, you will need all-purpose flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, one egg, vanilla extract and black sesame sugar. You will need to make the black sesame sugar in advance by combining black sesame seeds, granulated sugar and dark brown sugar. Once you have you sugar cookie dough made, you can then add the lemon curd to the center. The recipe calls for homemade lemon curd, but you can save time by purchasing a store-bought version.
While this recipe involves quite a few steps, the end result is a unique cookie that balances the heaviness of black sesame with sweet lemon curd.