The recipe is not my own; it's from the December 2006 issue of Gourmet magazine - the holiday cookie issue. There were so many cookies to choose from in the issue but these really stood out to me for their unique flavor and delicate sparkle. The appearance of these cookies relies on luster dust, and, fortunately, I always have a number of colors on hand, so I made a trio of colors of these cookies - copper, gold, and silver. They're just as tasty as they are beautiful; they have a very delicate sesame flavor and aren't too sweet, and they're also very easy to make.
These aren't cookies for everyone - the sesame flavor is a little out-of-the-ordinary and they're not very sweet so they likely won't satisfy the average cookie eater. However, if you're looking for something different in both appearance or taste, these are it.