Traditionally, these cookies are shaped into fingers, but I made them like you see in the picture.
Italian Sesame Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 jar sesame seeds (about 2.5 ounces)
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture. Mix until a dough forms. Roll into balls or finger shapes. Dip in milk and then roll in seeds. If rolling into balls, flatten with palm of your hand or a glass. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.