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Black and White Sesame Seed Cookies


  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups cake flour, plus more
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
Frosting and Assembly:
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white sesame seeds
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Special equipment:
  • A 3″-diameter cookie cutter

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