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    Charleston Benne Cookie recipe. We've been told by a Miss Beck Johnson (of the Sims family) who, as a little girl, spent a lot of time at Foxbank in the early 1900s recalls they used much less benne seed than the modern recipes. Miss Beck still makes these cookies today.

  • Nikki Joseph

    Benne (African Sesame) Wafer Cookies

  • GinkgoKnits

    Benne Wafers (Sesame Cookies) #baking #cookies #dessert

  • Peggy Allen

    Benne Wafers, Crispy Sesame Seed Cookies Recipe | Simply Recipes

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