The Best Benne Wafers
17 mins (prep 12, cooking 5)
8 ingredients
36 servings
"Benne" means sesame seeds, and these are deliciously crispy little cookies. I made these recently for a friend-of-the-family who celebrates Kwanzaa, and he loved them. They originate in Africa, but have become a tradition in the deep south of the United States. They are also the only Kwanzaa cookie type I could find; as an added bonus (although the ingredients sound REALLY weird), they're delicious!

Categories:  north-american , african , high-in... , quick , high-calcium , time-to-make , holiday , <-30-mins , kwanzaa , american , number-of-servings , southern-u.s. , drop-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , for-large-groups , dessert ,
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Serving Size (12.63 g)
Servings 36
Amount per Serving
Calories 71.25 Calories from Fat 54.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.02g 333.36%
Saturated Fat 2.82g 506.82%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 10.6mg 127.17%
Sodium 51.75mg 77.62%
Total Carbohydrate 3.61g 43.37%
Dietary Fiber 0.57 g 81.48%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 1.11g 79.91%
Vitamin A 123.61IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 42.6mg% Iron 0.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
packed brown sugar