I started out making Benne Wafers yesterday, and wound up playing with the recipe, "tweaking" it, adjusting quantities and cooking times...and came up with this result.
12 Tbs salted butter
1 1/2 c dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 c AP flour
3/4 c sesame (benne) seeds
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time until well blended. Mix in flour, sesame seeds, vanilla, and baking powder. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. (I used two, but the cookies were crisper when cooked on a dark (non-stick) pan. Bake in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 9 - 11 minutes or until edges are brown. Cool on rack.
This afternoon, I made Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting from the Barefoot Contessa At Home cook-book for the bake-along. The cupcakes are okay, not great, but the frosting is to die for!
I'm going to make meatloaf, fried okra, and cornbread for supper. I'll probably retire my kitchen for a few days after that.